Have you all been paying attention to the latest political debate over the showdown in Iran? If you haven't, you have been missing some of the best examples of political hypocrisy since Newt and his boyz impeached Bubba.
Here we have the neocons and some (I say some because not all the folks on the right have lost their minds) of their cronies from the right, imploring his O ness to more openly embrace the people of Iran and show them that the A-merry-can people are behind them.
These clowns have been channeling their inner Reagan and they have been making fools of themselves while doing it. I mean let's ask ourselves; what is it, exactly, that they would want Obama to say to these folks? How could he possibly make the situation on the ground there better by stating the obvious? Do these idiots realize that having a sitting A-merry-can president praise the protesters is exactly the type of fuel the Mullahs want for their fire of hatred for the west? Here is a news flash for you clueless neocons: There is nothing republic about the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Mullahs and the Supreme Leader, Ali Hoseini Khameini, have the final say so in their state of affairs, so whether it's Mousavi or Ahmadinejad, it doesn't really matter. It is, after all, a Theocracy. So please folks, don't expect to be partying in downtown Tehran to Kanye West tunes anytime soon. The fact that the Mullahs have come out for Ahmadinejad kind of gives you an idea of where their heads are. If his O ness seems like he is meddling they will only use it as an excuse to bash the "great Satan" to the Iranian people and change the subject from the real issues. The Mullahs are good at this type of stuff, apparently they trick their own people all the time."They tricked us into this whole thing. They got us out in droves, only to fool us and credit themselves...I even got five of my family members who had not voted since the revolution to come out and vote. Shame on me!" I shouldn't have had to explain that. But then again, we are talking about wingnuts, here.
Still, these neoclowns will hear none of it. They want a Reaganesque quote: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Nothing else will do. Supreme Leader Khameini, drop those tear gas canisters. Give me a break! Hey, don't get me wrong, I feel for people like Neda Soltan, but whatever Obama said or didn't say was not going to affect her fate one way or the other.
And finally, here is a little bit of irony to consider: Neda might not even have been alive to protest if the neocons had their way. The very same neocons who are now screaming for us to stand behind the Iranian people would have bombed them into oblivion if they had their way under the frat boy. In fact, for awhile FOX was pushing it so hard, that I started to wonder if they didn't already plan a reality series around it. The Bombing of Tehran, see how ordinary Iranians cope with American might. Let me stop. But you get the idea. These people are sick.
Let's not forget folks. The people protesting for their freedom in Iran, are, for the most part, brave and courageous. The people in this country who are using their protest to score political points, are slimy cowards.