Why do I think this is a bad idea?

September 20, 2009

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor when Carter was president, thinks the US should shoot down Israeli warplanes if they cross Iraqi airspace to attack Iran.

Now, I’d like to think even Team Obama would laugh Zbig and his lunatic ideas out the door, but, given their bizarre foreign policy that seems to consist of pimp-slapping our allies and appeasing our enemies, I’m not so sure.

At the very least, they’re all too likely to give this failed incompetent elder statesman a serious hearing.  At wits end

LINKSGateway Pundit.

UPDATE: At Conservatives for Palin, Doug Brady looks at Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter, the mystery of the pro-Democrat Jewish vote, and Sarah Palin’s position on Iran and Israel.

Quote of the day

September 13, 2009

From Michael Ledeen:

This  of course has been the real issue all along, the issue nobody wants to talk about:  they’re killing us.  They’ve been doing it for more than thirty years.  And still we only want to talk.

Obama vs. Iran: the gloves come off

August 5, 2009

Whoa, gird your loins; it may be time to take cover! On the occasion of Iranian Psychotic Nutjob President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s  inauguration, the Obama administration has decided to play hardball with the mullahs, soft power-style:

In an address after the ceremony, he criticised foreign powers who have cast doubt on the validity of the election, saying Iran would resist them.

Opposition supporters protesting outside parliament were met by hundreds of riot police.

Germany, France, Britain and the US all said they would not be sending letters of congratulation to Mr Ahmadinejad.

Well, that showed them. And if Tehran doesn’t learn from this brutal demonstration of Smart Diplomacy(tm), the next step will be to scratch them from the next Fourth of July party list.

That’ll teach’em.  Rolling Eyes

LINKS: A letter-writer to The Weekly Standard is even rougher on Ahmadinejad:

“I hear we’re also refusing to supply sparkling water and cookies at the bilateral talks when they happen. Only tap water. One must show strength before the enemy.”

It’s the Cold War all over again, man.

Dejas-vous all over again

August 21, 2006

Only, in this case, it’s an uncomfortable sense of reliving Europe in the 1930s, not the most reassuring of feelings. Captain Ed quotes an article from Der Spiegel on the attitudes of the Iranian-on-the-street about their fascist government and its pursuit of nuclear weapons. You can read it here: Ignoring the propaganda in Tehran.

Even the Iranian public, like the appeasers in Europe and the wannabe European appeasers in the Democratic Party –and some in the current Administration!– keep fooling themselves that Iran is a rational political actor, that, if one just has enough dialog, a deal can be cut with the mullahs. The same mullahs who installed a messianic lunatic like Ahmadinejad as President, the same who have played Europe for suckers while bragging about it in their own magazines and who rail against democracy and predict the victory of Islam over the world. But, as the Spiegel article shows, the Iranians don’t want to believe the mullahs really believe what they’re saying. Just like the Germans of the 1930s.

The world made the mistake of not taking Hitler at his word, and it cost 50,000,000 dead. How many will it cost, this time?