Oh, Crap

Hat-tip to SLC in the comments: Obama is discovering his hawkish side when it comes to Iran. He’s slightly less militant in rhetoric than Clinton and Edwards, but he more than makes up for that in inexperience, which may lead him to foreign policy blunders (to be honest, that also holds for Edwards, though less so for Clinton).

The world must work to stop Iran’s uranium enrichment program and prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. It is far too dangerous to have nuclear weapons in the hands of a radical theocracy. And while we should take no option, including military action, off the table, sustained and aggressive diplomacy combined with tough sanctions should be our primary means to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.

Here goes another candidate who’s practically begging for Ahmadinejad to stay in power. 6 down, 0 to go. I don’t mind much that Obama says Bush’s Iraq policy is bad for Israel; that’s true, and completely relevant given that he was speaking to AIPAC. In fact, it’s possible he’s just lying to Asher Levy et al to get their money and will screw them once in office. But, you know, he had the opportunity to talk about the potential for a democratic Iran without military action, and still chose to not only use the words “take no option off the table” but also especially mention “military action.”

SLC likes to ask me why I don’t support Hagel, who’s not into any of those stupidities. That’s because he’s decidedly conservative on all other issues, including civil liberties. In addition, Hagel is very pro-life, with a 0% rating from NARAL. I don’t know what kind of justice Giuliani will replace Stevens with – I’m guessing Gonzales, who’s suitably authoritarian – but I know Hagel will nominate a Scalia.

7 Responses to Oh, Crap

  1. SLC says:

    A link to an op-ed by Mr. Levys’ favorite columnist indicates that he is being wildly optimistic about Irans’ intentions.

    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1171894551893&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

    Without the support of the army, the putative democrats in Iran have two chances and slim is already on the bus headed out of town.

  2. Alon Levy says:

    Did Khomeini have the support of the army in 1979?

  3. SLC says:

    Re Levy

    In answer to Mr. Levys’ question, Khomeini did not have the support of the army in 1979 but the Shah had lost the support of the army which had been infiltrated with Islamicists. This was in addition to having lost the support of the morons in the Carter administration.

  4. SLC says:

    Re muppt

    There can be no doubt or question that Scott Peterson was framed for the murder of Laci Peterson by the real perpetrators, agents of the International Zionist Conspiracy.

  5. Phil Thrift says:

    From my perpective, the US as been f-ing with Iran since the year (1953) I was born.

    Soon the US will unveil with great fanfare and religious santity a new and improved generation of nuclear weapons that will dominate the world. But it “deserves” that unique position, and any efforts by any other, like China, to challenge that do not make any sense to most Americans. That the US has this position should be good enough for everyone, so it is thought.

    But how many look at map of Iran and see it sandwiched between two countries with large occupying US forces, and wonder “How would people in the US feel if a China, Russian, Iran even had large occupying forces in Canada and Mexico?”

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