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Friday, June 10, 2011

A Hitler moment coming?

There's good news and bad news in the poll below from Investors' Business Daily.

The good news is that the vast majority of Americans agree that Iran must be denied nuclear weapons, and a slimmer majority favors backing Israel if it chooses to carry out that policy.

The bad news is that Americans are nearly evenly divided on the US doing the job (which would be far more effective), and most Americans are (correctly) unwilling to agree that their President understands the gravity of the situation.

IBD notes Iran's announcement on Wednesday that it is tripling the pace of uranium enrichment and calls it a Hitler moment.
In the years during which Iran has moved toward weapons of mass destruction, the free nations have irresponsibly played a kind of nuclear "hot potato," expecting someone else — usually Israel — to stop Tehran. But Israel itself is not immune to the trigger shyness: Last month, ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan said an Israeli attack on Iran would be a "stupid thing."

The fact remains that in eight weeks, thanks to all the dithering, a fanatical Islamist state may have nukes, along with missiles to carry them — and terrorist friends willing to smuggle them across borders.

How does the free world respond to this latest series of seemingly never-ending disturbing events in Iran? "This announcement is a provocation," deduced the French foreign ministry regarding the tripling of uranium production. No kidding, Inspector Clouseau.

And the leader of the free world? At a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama said Tuesday:

"We agreed that if the International Atomic Energy Agency this week determines again that Iran is continuing to ignore its international obligations, then we will have no choice but to consider additional steps, including potentially additional sanctions, to intensify the pressure on the Iranian regime."

He'll think about more of the sanctions that for years have served to apply no pressure at all on the fanatics ruling Iran.

This is a Hitler moment for the world — except that Hitler couldn't incinerate a city. And as in the 1930s, the free world is in a dangerous daze.
Indeed, the free world is in a daze. But I'm not sure why they're referring to Barack Hussein Obama as the leader of the free world. He abdicated that title a long time ago.

What could go wrong?

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