Thursday, March 08, 2012
Lately three of the four republican candidates have been beating their chests at the prospect of a war with Iran. It seems like only yesterday we were all fired up and ready to march into Baghdad. The A-merry-can press remained silent while W and his merry men manipulated the narrative back then. And some, like the clowns over at FOX, actually cheered for it.
Well, here we go again. Once again the A-merry-can press is not explaining the implications of another war to the A-merry-can people. Candidate Romney, for instance, pretty much declares that if he is elected president he will bomb Iran and bring the weight of the A-merry-can army down on them. (This, BTW, from a man who never served in the military. And, in spite of all the men in his family, can't claim a single service member or veteran with the Romney name) Romney lied about Obama's position on war with Iran and continues to go down a very dangerous road that has elder statement of government questioning his judgment.
I love what David Solimini wrote for the post website:
"Mitt Romney’s March 6 op-ed, “How I would check Iran’s nuclear ambition,” betrayed the rhetorical and logical sleights of hand employed by conservatives in barely debated advocacy for war in Iraq. Too many of my friends and colleagues fought that ill-conceived war of choice to let this pass.
Labeling President Obama “feckless” on the international stage is nearly laughable. He has ruthlessly decimated al-Qaeda, taking out 23 of their top 30 commanders, including Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. Libya is free of Moammar Gaddafi. And today, Iran is isolated — surrounded by friends of the United States and squeezed by ever-increasing sanctions. War there remains risky and uncertain for us and our allies."
Yet sliding breathlessly from the possible actions of a nuclear-armed Iran, a status which intelligence says is no sure thing, to the cynical invocation of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Romney showed his hand: guilt by implication and insistence on false choices. Americans will not trust this game. President Obama is, according to a recent Washington Post poll, leading Mr. Romney on terrorism questions by 20 points.
Conservatives have lost substantial ground on national security and, in their desperation to regain it, have veered onto a course of great danger for America." [Source]
Pass the offering plate!
Finally, for many of you in the republican party and for some of you who frequent this website, I have some good news for you.
Please take one of these pills every day and get lots of rest.
You can thank me later.