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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jacoby rips Obama on Iran

In Wednesday's Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby rips the Obama administration for its 'restraint' on Iran.
But neutrality is not an option. By not supporting the Iranian protesters, Obama is aiding their oppressors. Reporting from Tehran, CNN's Samson Desta noted that Iranian students have repeatedly approached him with an "appeal to President Obama. They say, 'Is he going to accept this result? Because if he does, then we are doomed.'

Should it really be so difficult for a president who campaigned on the themes of hope and change to raise his voice on behalf of the brave Iranians who are risking their lives to bring hope and change to their country? Obama proclaimed on his first day in office that those "who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent . . . are on the wrong side of history.'' If he could say it at his inauguration, why can't he say it today?

"Engagement'' with the foul Ahmadinejad and the turbaned dictators he answers to has always been a chimera; if that wasn't clear before last week's brazenly rigged election results, surely it is clear now. Iran's ruling clerics, headed by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, didn't just endorse the Ahmadinejad approach - the pursuit of nuclear weapons, the vile anti-Semitism, the demonization of America, the partnership with terrorists, the trampling of human rights. They unreservedly embraced it. Ahmadinejad's fraudulent reelection was hailed by Khamenei as "a divine blessing'' and "a glittering event.'' With such a regime, no compromise is possible. Neither is impartiality. Like it or not, the White House must choose: Will America stand with the mullahs and their goons, or with the endangered people of Iran?
Obama doesn't want to take the students' side because it would mean admitting that he was wrong until now, and it would mean that he would have to take out Iran's nuclear program - or allow Israel to do so - without first forcing Israel to create a 'Palestinian' state reichlet as a quid pro quo. That 'Palestinian' reichlet may well be the only defined foreign policy goal this administration has and it is not going to let a few dead Iranians force it to give up that goal.

Taking the students' side would also mean acknowledging that there are blacks (other than Israel) and whites in the world and not just shades of gray. It would mean admitting that we don't live in a utopian community where grievances are resolved by negotiations and no one goes to war.

Read the whole thing to find out about another American administration whose hallmark was pressure on Israel that let another revolution wither on the vine.

3 Comments:

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I see a metaphor Israel can use. Obama said recently of North Korea

"President Barack Obama said a nuclear-armed North Korea would pose a "grave threat" to the world. ...

Separately, the leaders of Russia and China called for speedy return to six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program. Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev expressed serious concern over the situation on the Korean peninsula, according to a joint statement issued at the end of talks in Moscow.

"Given the belligerent manner in which they are constantly threatening their neighbors, I don't think there's any question that that would be a destabilizing situation that would be a profound threat to not only the United States' security, but to world security," Obama said at a news conference, referring to North Korea's recent moves.

Obama vowed to end a cycle of allowing North Korea to create a nuclear crisis, then get concessions in the form of food, fuel and other incentives in return for backing down, only to later see Pyongyang renege on its promises. "

This is exactly what Israel should do with the 'palis'. End the cycle of allowing the 'palis' to create a crisis, and then get concessions in the form of land, prisoners, and exposing jews jugulars in return for backing down. Only to see the 'palis' who never honored a single agreement they have ever made, have never even tried to honor a single agreement they have ever made, not miss yet another opportunity in their seemingly endless string of missed opportunities.

If I were a 'palis', I would be ashamed of my leadership too. They have no honor.

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Obumbler is guided by ideology. No amount of facts will sway him. I doubt even another 9/11 will move America to act under his Administration.

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger browser said...

this impostor is a born muslim,who has attended as a child a religious moslem school,and for over 20 yrs has attended a church where his pastor and mentor a personal friend of his ,has week in and week out cursed the U.S and Israel the jews and western civilization.
this manchurian candidate who unbelievably became U.S president
is on a mission to destroy his own country,israel,and all of western civilization

 

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