I am a traitor to the planet!

June 30, 2009

Sounds cool doesn’t it, the kind of thing a supervillain would say as he reveals his dastardly plot and promises to destroy us all? With obligatory maniacal laughter, of course. Devil

Sadly, the truth isn’t nearly so cool: I don’t get a bizarre spandex outfit, I don’t have a hidden Evil Headquarters, and I don’t have Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy hanging off my arms. (Dang!) Instead, according to the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, I have betrayed Mother Earth and her High Priest Al Gore because I, along with the 212 member of the House of Representatives with some sense left, opposed the Waxman-Markey global warming cap-and-tax bill:

So the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill. In political terms, it was a remarkable achievement.

But 212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representatives who considered the bill too weak, but most rejected the bill because they rejected the whole notion that we have to do something about greenhouse gases.

And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet.

Krugman, himself a model of mendacity, then goes on to cite supposed evidence that damns global warming skeptics (who, by the way, are deserving of show trials for their heresy) as immoral and irresponsible. Let’s look at one in particular:

The fact is that the planet is changing faster than even pessimists expected: ice caps are shrinking,…

Um, no, actually, they’re not. According to corrected data from Nansen, the sea-ice extent for April and May of this year at the North Pole was nearly normal. For some historical perspective on polar ice variations, Watts Up With That has a great article you should read – and so should Captain Hysteria Paul Krugman.

(By the way, the Antarctic ice shelves show no sign of climate change, either.)

The rest of the article is filled with similar alarmist hyperbole masquerading as facts, all meant to scare the public into demanding something be done NOW!, before it’s too late – even if the evidence doesn’t justify it. (Cultists of the High Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming like to say the scientific consensus is settled, but the truth is far different.) I haven’t the time to deconstruct all Krugman’s rantings, but I can recommend the following sites as good places to follow for hard looks at the “science” of global warming:

Krugman’s article is typical of the left-liberal, statist mindset: government is the only vehicle for fairly allocating resources, so we need a problem so vast, so imminent, and so threatening that it justifies a massive government intervention in the economy and our private lives. And if skeptics should point out inconvenient truths, well, they’re just traitors, all of them.

Dr. Johnson once said that patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. These days, he might have included environmentalism, too.

LINKS: Fellow traitor Tom Maguire tugs on Captain Hysteria’s cape.


I am a traitor to the planet!

June 30, 2009

Sounds cool doesn't it, the kind of thing a supervillain would say as he reveals his dastardly plot and promises to destroy us all? With obligatory maniacal laughter, of course. Devil

Sadly, the truth isn't nearly so cool: I don't get a bizarre spandex outfit, I don't have a hidden Evil Headquarters, and I don't have Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy hanging off my arms. (Dang!) Instead, according to the New York Times' Paul Krugman, I have betrayed Mother Earth and her High Priest Al Gore because I, along with the 212 member of the House of Representatives with some sense left, opposed the Waxman-Markey global warming cap-and-tax bill:

So the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill. In political terms, it was a remarkable achievement.

But 212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representatives who considered the bill too weak, but most rejected the bill because they rejected the whole notion that we have to do something about greenhouse gases.

And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet.

Krugman, himself a model of mendacity, then goes on to cite supposed evidence that damns global warming skeptics (who, by the way, are deserving of show trials for their heresy) as immoral and irresponsible. Let's look at one in particular:

The fact is that the planet is changing faster than even pessimists expected: ice caps are shrinking,…

Um, no, actually, they're not. According to corrected data from Nansen, the sea-ice extent for April and May of this year at the North Pole was nearly normal. For some historical perspective on polar ice variations, Watts Up With That has a great article you should read – and so should Captain Hysteria Paul Krugman.

(By the way, the Antarctic ice shelves show no sign of climate change, either.)

The rest of the article is filled with similar alarmist hyperbole masquerading as facts, all meant to scare the public into demanding something be done NOW!, before it's too late – even if the evidence doesn't justify it. (Cultists of the High Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming like to say the scientific consensus is settled, but the truth is far different.) I haven't the time to deconstruct all Krugman's rantings, but I can recommend the following sites as good places to follow for hard looks at the "science" of global warming:

Krugman's article is typical of the left-liberal, statist mindset: government is the only vehicle for fairly allocating resources, so we need a problem so vast, so imminent, and so threatening that it justifies a massive government intervention in the economy and our private lives. And if skeptics should point out inconvenient truths, well, they're just traitors, all of them.

Dr. Johnson once said that patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. These days, he might have included environmentalism, too.

LINKS: Fellow traitor Tom Maguire tugs on Captain Hysteria's cape. Sister Toldjah is a traitor, too. In fact, 41% of the country are traitors. Treason! Treason against Holy Gaea everywhere!


Congratulations Iraq

June 29, 2009

Today is tomorrow in Iraq, Tuesday, the 30th of June, which has been declared a national holiday because it is the day the United States formally hands over responsibility for the security of all Iraqi cities to the Iraqi government and security forces:

Iraqi forces officially assumed control of Baghdad and other cites across the country early Tuesday, following the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from urban areas. Celebrations in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, include music, dance and poetry.

Iraqi government TV has been playing patriotic music to celebrate the U.S. military withdrawal from cities, towns and villages across the country, officially set to be completed by Tuesday June 30th.

Iraqi military vehicles were also covered with flowers to celebrate the event, and military parades, complete with band music, were organized in Diyala and Diwania provinces.

The government declared a "Day of National Sovereignty" to mark the event, and has invited ordinary citizens to join evening celebrations at Baghdad's Zawra Park for a festival of music and poetry.

Interior Minister Jawad Boulani told journalists the U.S. withdrawal is almost complete and Iraqi forces are capable of maintaining order across the country.

As I recall, Diyala and Diwania were scenes of heavy fighting from 2005-2007, yet now they're gearing up for concerts and a poetry festival. I'd call that a win, wouldn't you, Senator Reid?

Minister Boulani expressed the opinion that Iraqi forces are now up to maintaining internal security. I hope he's right. There's been a disturbing rise in violence as the Americans began to pull back, including pogroms against homosexuals and Christians, not to mention a rise in bombings in Baghdad and Kirkuk. Clearly the coming months and years will be a test for the Iraqi government and security forces to see if they can not only guarantee public order, but equally to all Iraqis.

I have confidence in Iraq and the Iraqis, however. Since liberation in 2003, they've faced incredibly difficult circumstances and always come through: I still marvel at the success of the elections of 2005 and forest of purple fingers raised in pride. They've written a constitution (and stuck to it), and they're adapting to the freewheeling style of democratic parliamentary politics. Sure, there have been frustrating setbacks and delays, but with each success Iraq takes another step toward becoming the first real democracy in the Arab world, and example that could revolutionize the region — and perhaps the power of this example is already being felt in neighboring Iran.

I hope somewhere former President Bush is taking satisfaction in this moment; he earned it, and I hope Iraqis tomorrow remember to toast him with a raised glass of sweet tea. Without his decision to invade and overthrow Saddam Hussein in the first place and then to risk everything on the success of the surge in 2007, we wouldn't be at this moment, and Iraq would likely still be a Hell-hole.

But it isn't, and that's a reason to celebrate. Party

LINKS: More at Hot Air, Sister Toldjah.


Congratulations Iraq

June 29, 2009

Today is tomorrow in Iraq, Tuesday, the 30th of June, which has been declared a national holiday because it is the day the United States formally hands over responsibility for the security of all Iraqi cities to the Iraqi government and security forces:

Iraqi forces officially assumed control of Baghdad and other cites across the country early Tuesday, following the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from urban areas. Celebrations in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, include music, dance and poetry.

Iraqi government TV has been playing patriotic music to celebrate the U.S. military withdrawal from cities, towns and villages across the country, officially set to be completed by Tuesday June 30th.

Iraqi military vehicles were also covered with flowers to celebrate the event, and military parades, complete with band music, were organized in Diyala and Diwania provinces.

The government declared a "Day of National Sovereignty" to mark the event, and has invited ordinary citizens to join evening celebrations at Baghdad’s Zawra Park for a festival of music and poetry.

Interior Minister Jawad Boulani told journalists the U.S. withdrawal is almost complete and Iraqi forces are capable of maintaining order across the country.

As I recall, Diyala and Diwania were scenes of heavy fighting from 2005-2007, yet now they’re gearing up for concerts and a poetry festival. I’d call that a win, wouldn’t you, Senator Reid?

Minister Boulani expressed the opinion that Iraqi forces are now up to maintaining internal security. I hope he’s right. There’s been a disturbing rise in violence as the Americans began to pull back, including pogroms against homosexuals and Christians, not to mention a rise in bombings in Baghdad and Kirkuk. Clearly the coming months and years will be a test for the Iraqi government and security forces to see if they can not only guarantee public order, but equally to all Iraqis.

I have confidence in Iraq and the Iraqis, however. Since liberation in 2003, they’ve faced incredibly difficult circumstances and always come through: I still marvel at the success of the elections of 2005 and forest of purple fingers raised in pride. They’ve written a constitution (and stuck to it), and they’re adapting to the freewheeling style of democratic parliamentary politics. Sure, there have been frustrating setbacks and delays, but with each success Iraq takes another step toward becoming the first real democracy in the Arab world, and example that could revolutionize the region — and perhaps the power of this example is already being felt in neighboring Iran.

I hope somewhere former President Bush is taking satisfaction in this moment; he earned it, and I hope Iraqis tomorrow remember to toast him with a raised glass of sweet tea. Without his decision to invade and overthrow Saddam Hussein in the first place and then to risk everything on the success of the surge in 2007, we wouldn’t be at this moment, and Iraq would likely still be a Hell-hole.

But it isn’t, and that’s a reason to celebrate. Party

LINKS: More at Hot Air.

 


Congratulations Iraq

June 29, 2009

Today is tomorrow in Iraq, Tuesday, the 30th of June, which has been declared a national holiday because it is the day the United States formally hands over responsibility for the security of all Iraqi cities to the Iraqi government and security forces:

Iraqi forces officially assumed control of Baghdad and other cites across the country early Tuesday, following the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from urban areas. Celebrations in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, include music, dance and poetry.

Iraqi government TV has been playing patriotic music to celebrate the U.S. military withdrawal from cities, towns and villages across the country, officially set to be completed by Tuesday June 30th.

Iraqi military vehicles were also covered with flowers to celebrate the event, and military parades, complete with band music, were organized in Diyala and Diwania provinces.

The government declared a "Day of National Sovereignty" to mark the event, and has invited ordinary citizens to join evening celebrations at Baghdad’s Zawra Park for a festival of music and poetry.

Interior Minister Jawad Boulani told journalists the U.S. withdrawal is almost complete and Iraqi forces are capable of maintaining order across the country.

As I recall, Diyala and Diwania were scenes of heavy fighting from 2005-2007, yet now they’re gearing up for concerts and a poetry festival. I’d call that a win, wouldn’t you, Senator Reid?

Minister Boulani expressed the opinion that Iraqi forces are now up to maintaining internal security. I hope he’s right. There’s been a disturbing rise in violence as the Americans began to pull back, including pogroms against homosexuals and Christians, not to mention a rise in bombings in Baghdad and Kirkuk. Clearly the coming months and years will be a test for the Iraqi government and security forces to see if they can not only guarantee public order, but equally to all Iraqis.

I have confidence in Iraq and the Iraqis, however. Since liberation in 2003, they’ve faced incredibly difficult circumstances and always come through: I still marvel at the success of the elections of 2005 and forest of purple fingers raised in pride. They’ve written a constitution (and stuck to it), and they’re adapting to the freewheeling style of democratic parliamentary politics. Sure, there have been frustrating setbacks and delays, but with each success Iraq takes another step toward becoming the first real democracy in the Arab world, and example that could revolutionize the region — and perhaps the power of this example is already being felt in neighboring Iran.

I hope somewhere former President Bush is taking satisfaction in this moment; he earned it, and I hope Iraqis tomorrow remember to toast him with a raised glass of sweet tea. Without his decision to invade and overthrow Saddam Hussein in the first place and then to risk everything on the success of the surge in 2007, we wouldn’t be at this moment, and Iraq would likely still be a Hell-hole.

But it isn’t, and that’s a reason to celebrate. Party

LINKS: More at Hot Air.

 


Coup in Honduras, and our flaccid foreign policy

June 28, 2009

This morning the Honduran military arrested the country’s president and sent him into exile in Costa Rica. While most reports are describing this as a coup d’etat, Honduras’ largest newspaper, La Prensa, claims that President Zelaya was removed from office under order from the country’s Supreme Court:

An official statement of the Supreme Court of Justice explained that the Armed Forces acted under lawful grounds when detaining the President of the Republic, and by decommissioning the
materials to be used on the illegal poll which aimed to bring forth Executive Power against a judicial order.

Other sources verified that the president of the Congress, Roberto Micheletti, will assume the presidency of the republic in a few hours.

Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was detained this morning by the military in compliance with an order of the courts of law.

(translation by Fausta Wertz)

The most up-to-date coverage can be found in this post by Fausta, and I refer the reader there. Plenty of good links to follow.

My concern is with the United States’ response:

WASHINGTON — U.S. diplomats are working to ensure the safety of
deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and his family as they press
for restoration of constitutional law and his presidency.

President Barack Obama called Sunday for “all political and social
actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the
tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter” as the Central
American crisis unfolded.


For those conditions to be met, Zelaya must be returned to power, U.S. officials said.

Secretary of State Clinton also jumped in:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the action taken against Honduras’ president should be condemned by everyone.


She says Honduras must embrace the principles of democracy and respect constitutional order.

Two things I’ll point out about this:

First, how is it that it took days for the Administration to strongly condemn the theft of an election and subsequent massacres in Iran, yet the removal at the request of the legally constituted courts and legislature of a president allied to one of our enemies and who was trying to emulate his ally by becoming  populist dictator is worthy of immediate condemnation? Why do President Barack Obama and his State Department seemingly coddle dictators while giving constitutionalists the cold shoulder?

Second, do the Administration and State know the situation in Honduras? Even cursory research indicates a situation more complicated than it first appears. Zelaya is allied to Hugo Chavez and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, the former a current enemy of us and the latter an old foe. He was violating the constitution and defying a court order by trying to hold a referendum seeking approval for extending his term, something prohibited by the constitution. Latin American constitutions often give the military the role of “defender of the constitution” (add irony as needed), and it’s quite possible, given the support and direction provided by the legislature and the court, that the military acted not to sieze power, but to prevent a seizure of power by the president. In other words, it may have been an act in defense of constitutional order and the rule of law. It may also not have been, but we should be aware of the subtleties here.

Is Washington aware of this? Did they consult with the embassy in Tegucigalpa before rushing to the microphones? (Again, if they could wait for days on Iran because they didn’t want to meddle, why the rush to meddle now?) Somehow I doubt it. Both statements look like variations on boilerplate used by the government for decades.

It’s been argued that Obama is simply more comfortable with, and therefore more solicitous toward, anti-American dictators than with genuine democrats, which explains his various moves. His background makes him open to thuggery. Perhaps, but it’s also possible that what we’re seeing are the spastic reactions of a foreign policy tyro, a naif who really doesn’t know what he’s doing, being far more interested in domestic affairs and having only the most superficial knowledge of the world beyond our borders. Both are possible, and both are in their way very disquieting.

LINKS: Ed Morrissey thinks this is another indication Obama’s priorities are out of step with the rule of law.


Quote of the day

June 27, 2009

From journalist David Freddoso:

Global Warming is apparently so urgent that we can’t even wait until members of Congress know what they’re voting on.


Our next commander in chief

June 26, 2009

Governor Sarah Palin addresses Alaska National Guard troops in Kosovo and takes a humorous shot at John Kerry:

Afterwards, she plans to visit wounded soldiers in Germany. You may recall that Candidate Obama canceled out on a similar visit during his European victory tour last summer – and then gave a lame excuse for it.

If 2012 is Obama vs Palin, I think I know who will win the military vote… Idea

(hat tip: Conservatives for Palin)

 

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Journalism is dead

June 26, 2009

This morning I went to a local campus eatery to get breakfast, and there on the big-screen TV was CNN. With the Democratic majority in the House trying desperately to pass the worst legislation since Smoot-Hawley, the Waxman-Markey "cap and trade" bill, to what is this giant of cable new devoting wall-to-wall coverage?

The death of pop icon and pedophile Michael Jackson.

I weep.


The economy’s still breathing … better shoot it again!

June 25, 2009

So, we’re in the worst recession in 30 years, the economy is shedding jobs like a dog sheds fur in summer, and Congress is writing a "climate change" bill that will impose huge effective taxes on the American public and do tremendous damage to our economy while having no effect on supposed global warming. Is that bad enough for you? Worried

But wait! There’s more!

On top of all that, the Democratic geniuses in the Houses have added provisions to force the President to impose tariffs on countries that refuse to take measure to lower their so-called greenhouse gas emissions. In other words, in the midst of a recession, the authors of the Waxman-Markey bill want to start a trade war:

"A House committee working on sweeping energy legislation seems determined to make sure that the United States will tax China and other carbon polluters, potentially disrupting an already-sensitive climate change debate in Congress.

The Ways and Means Committee’s proposed bill language would virtually require that the president impose an import tariff on any country that fails to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions.

Directed primarily at China, the United States’ biggest manufacturing competitor, the provisions aim to protect cement, steel and other energy-intensive industries that expect to face higher costs under a federal emissions cap. But associations that represent importers and multinational corporations are raising red flags, warning that the language could lead to trade wars, hurt the United States’ ability to export low-carbon technology and harm consumers. …

You bet it will. The last thing you want in a recession is anything that hampers the flow of job-creating trade; it’s an absolute lock that any nation targeted by the tariffs would retaliate against our own goods and services. And don’t forget that this would come in addition to the job-killing increases to the costs of production (and therefore consumer prices) created by Waxman-Markey in the first place.

The only question left is whether the progressive wing of the Democratic party is malicious, or just plain stupid. I dont know

 


Global warming marches on

June 25, 2009

The temperature in the Arctic still hasn't gone above zero degrees centigrade this year, the latest that's happened in 50 years. And Kiruna, Sweden's northernmost city, has reported the coldest June in 150 years.

But please ignore these inconvenient truths, for the scientific consensus is settled. Amen. Praying

The new Tiananmen Square

June 24, 2009

From ThreatsWatch.org. The massacre has begun:

This is the Iranian regime, wading into its own unarmed people and
axing them to death, bludgeoning women (seen as the greatest threat to
the regime) and throwing them to their deaths from pedestrian bridges.
The same Iranian regime whose embassy officials are invited to American
embassies around the world to celebrate on July 4th, of all things, a
successful revolution.

Fair warning, there are graphic images of the dead in that post.

And these are the monsters our president invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with us. The invitation has since –finally!– been rescinded, but it should never have been issued. The incredible naivete of American administrations in dealing with Iran – this one in particular, but the delusion has been bipartisan – has been exposed for the foolishness it is. The rats who take axes to unarmed women have no interest in "engagement." And these are the same "men" who want nuclear weapons.

The only engagement we should have with them is the business end of a Hellfire missile.

Rot in Hell, you bastards.

LINKS: Blue Crab Boulevard.


They catch on

June 24, 2009

It seems to have finally dawned on the administration that inviting the representatives of a fascist theocracy that hates everything we stand for to celebrate the 4th of July with us is probably a Dumb Idea(tm).

We are lead by geniuses. Idea


Ru-dy! Ru-dy!

June 24, 2009

Gee, do you think Rudy Giuliani is seriously eying a run for governor of New York?  Idea

With Governor Paterson's ratings in the tank, the seat may just be Rudy's for the taking.


Connect the dots

June 24, 2009

Michelle Malkin writes today about the men behind the curtain of the grassroots movement toward socialized medicine:

If you believe the White House, there are 30 million Americans who
support a government health care takeover. But if you look at the
funding behind the Obamacare Astroturf campaign, it’s the same few
Leftist billionaires, union bosses, and partisan community organizers
pushing the socialized medicine agenda. Let’s connect the dots.

On Thursday, a national “grass-roots” coalition called “Health Care
for America Now (HCAN)” will march on Capitol Hill to demand universal
health care. The ground troops won’t have to march very far. HCAN, you
see, is no heartland network. It is headquartered at 1825 K Street in
Washington, D.C. – smack dab in the middle of Beltway lobby land.

Do read the whole thing. There are plenty of links to follow and, in the upcoming fight over health care, it's important to bear in mind Cicero's famous question: cui bono? Thinking


Oops, there goes another Inspector-General…

June 24, 2009

This time it's the sudden, unexplained resignation of Fred Wiederhold, the Inspector-General of Amtrak. The same Amtrak that's supposed to receive $1.3 billion in pork-barrel stimulus money, the same Amtrak on the board of which sits Hunter Biden, the son of the Vice-President, and the same Amtrak whose general counsel is a big Democratic donor.

That makes three IGs in three weeks.

Methinks I smell a RAT. Waiting

(hat tip: Instapundit.)

UPDATE: Byron York has more on the real reasons for firing the supposedly senile Inspector-General of AmeriCorps.


What’s wrong with this picture?

June 23, 2009

The United States Department of Justice is looking for volunteers from among its staff to man a booth at the national convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) over the July 4th weekend. What’s wrong with this, you ask?

ISNA is a front organization for the Muslim Brotherhood, which is dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization and the imposition of shariah law in the United States. It is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial that found five men guilty on 108 counts of illegally transferring money to the terrorist group Hamas.

Jennifer Rubin of Pajamas Media broke this story this morning and has the details:

This is not the first time ISNA and the Justice Department have gotten into the news. In 2007, similar conduct by the Justice Department drew the attention of Sen. Tom Coburn. IPT reported:

  • In 2007, Coburn pushed an amendment to the FY 2008 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill which barred DOJ from underwriting any conferences with organizations identified “as an unindicted co-conspirator by the federal government in any criminal prosecution.” The Senate passed the provision but when the Senate and House of Representatives met to create one final bill, it was taken out.

The Washington Times reported in October 2007:

  • In a letter to then-Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Reps. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican and ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Sue Myrick, North Carolina Republican, called the Justice Department’s involvement [with ISNA] a “grave mistake.”
  • “In light of the threat that our nation … is currently facing from radical jihadists, and because of the president’s commitment to fighting the war on terror on all fronts, we believe it is a grave mistake to provide legitimacy to an organization with extremist origins, leadership and a radical agenda,” the lawmakers said.

One has to ask: In a time when we are at war with jihadists who seek our submission and even our destruction, why is a department responsible for our internal security engaging in "outreach" to a group that is nothing but a blind for a  key group allied to the jihadists? The Muslim Brotherhood itself may not engage in violent jihad in Western countries, but it uses groups such as ISNA to pursue the same goals as the violent jihadists through quiet means. Their differences with al Qaeda are over tactics and strategy, not goals. Having the Justice Department buy a booth at ISNA’s convention is like FDR’s Justice Department doing the same at a meeting of the German-American Bund.

What’s next, an exchange program between US high schools and Pakistani madrassahs, sponsored by the Department of al-Education in the name of "multicultural understanding?" Maybe they could invite them over for hot dogs, too.

Waiting

LINKS: The Investigative Project on Terrorism‘s copy of the Muslim Brotherhood strategy memo that exposes ISNA and other front groups is here (PDF). The English version begins on page 16.

 


Stark contrast

June 22, 2009

President Barack Obama on Iran in 2009 and President Ronald Reagan on Poland in 1981:

The Metrosexual vs. El Machaso. No contest. Cowboy

 


I’m speechless

June 22, 2009

The Iranian regime's goons are gunning people down in the streets, but their diplomats are still welcome at the White House 4th of July party to share hot dogs with President Obama.

Allahpundit puts it best: Absolutely the lowest moment of his presidency thus far.

 


Quote of the Day

June 22, 2009

Andy McCarthy in Understanding Obama on Iran:

The fact is that, as a man of the hard Left, Obama is more comfortable with a totalitarian Islamic regime than he would be with a free Iranian society. In this he is no different from his allies like the Congressional Black Caucus and Bill Ayers, who have shown themselves perfectly comfortable with Castro and Chàvez.  Indeed, he is the product of a hard-Left tradition that apologized for Stalin and was more comfortable with the Soviets than the anti-Communists (and that, in Soros parlance, saw George Bush as a bigger terrorist than bin Laden).

Ouch. Truth hurts. Feeling beat up

What’s frustrating is that none of this was hidden from view – the information about Obama’s background and ideology was there for anyone who wanted to investigate. But the mainstream media, who should have been all over this during the campaign, instead chose to dig deeply into "real" issues, such as Sarah Palin’s tanning bed. They became a marketing arm of the Obama campaign, willingly selling-out their duty to inform the public.

And thus enabling the success of a candidate who, as President, willingly sells out the people of Iran.