John Kerry, the fellow who won’t sign his Form 180, wrote in today’s Washington Post an opinion piece entitled “The Wisdom in Talking” that Barack Obama isn’t an appeaser for wanting to sit down with that throwback to the Dark Ages, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His defense?
Bush engages in self-deception arguing that not engaging Iran has worked. In fact, Iran has grown stronger: continuing to master the nuclear fuel cycle; arming militias in Iraq and Lebanon; bolstering extremist anti-Israeli proxies. It has embraced Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and spends lavishly to rebuild Afghanistan, gaining influence across the region.
Actually, John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, we had Iran shaking in their boots after it took us less than two weeks to whip the Taliban and one week to over run Baghdad. They were sure they were next – in fact, Libya’s Qaddafi was sure he was on that list of “Next” as he immediately surrendered his weapons of mass destruction. Nothing before that had budged either, except the Gulf War.
The reason Iran had continued it’s march towards nuclear weapons is they know that all they need is time. They’ve engaged in talks with the UN, they’ve engaged in talks with the EU and they’ve been running out the clock. They know that they can rattle sabers and talk about the rise of the Mahdi and the extermination of Israel because pussies and pseudo-intellectuals like you and Obama will protect them from the inevitable GBU sent up their tailpipe.
For years, the Left has been running a screen for Iran, just like they’ve been protecting North Korea for some stupid reason. The Left applies bandaids to serious problems in the world hoping that some Republican will come along and save the world without the Left getting it’s hands dirty. Then the Left can blame the republican for being a warmonger and for budget-busting military spending and they still come out of the debate squeaky clean.
By engaging Iran, we reclaim the moral high ground — no small feat. If Iran refuses to budge, we have new leverage to expose it as a threat whose bad intentions cannot be explained away.
What good is “moral high ground”? How many nukes will “moral high ground” stop? So what if we feel better about ourselves while we’re looking down the dorsal fins of a D-31A Chinese long range missile with a lunatic like Ahmadinejad at the trigger?
There is no common sense or logic in being a Leftist or a Democrat, and that certainly applies to anyone who thinks that talking with iran will lead to tangible results and will make us safer. There is no wisdom in being played like rented fiddle.