I don’t have answers, I have questions, which I’ll ask later in this piece.
The problem with having all the answers isn’t that people hate a know-it-all. The problem with having all the answers isn’t looking arrogant or elitist. The real problem with having all the answers is that most of them…. are wrong.
A simple example. Senator Lindsay Graham making the statement that the President has looked “weak” by not out and out attacking Iran and it’s government and political system over the current election debacle. Yes it is a hairy mess over there. Yes the election was rigged. But this numb-nuts buffoon, and a few of his semi-simian cohorts, have taken it upon themselves to say it is weakness to use this amazing thing called diplomacy.
Diplomacy in this instance meaning we don’t side with Moussavi or his green movement because doing that may well jeopardize the actions of the dedicated freedom loving people of Iran from getting what they want, that being freedom. Isn’t it weakness to add our voice to the voices of those in Iran fighting for what is rightfully theirs? They don’t want outside interference, no one in Iran does. If the President threw his weight and prestige behind the actions of the militants on the street, it would immediately undermine their legitimacy, because they would INSTANTLY be seen as puppets of America, and that would kill any chance of success for them.
Is it me, or does it seem, when placed in that light, that Senator Graham and his friends are pulling for Ahmadinejad to win? It seems he wants us to undermine the legitimacy, in the eyes of the Iranian people, of the resistance created by this sham election and destroy it’s very foundation.
Would he want to waste the blood of innocents, like poor Neda Soltan, who died with a bullet in her chest, drowning in her own blood, from a policeman’s gun because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time? This woman, who was not part of this movement in Iran but was shot simply because she was there? Poor kid, died a warriors death, she wasn’t even trying to fight, she was to be married soon from what I’ve pieced together.
If we decided to throw our weight behind those who back Moussavi, this child’s death, and all the others who died, and were arrested, and beaten and detained, would be for naught. The backlash, the Anti-American backlash from within Iran would doom the movement to failure, and had we taken his tack from day one, we would have killed the movement before it really would have had a chance to grow.
Sen. Graham and friends, for their sakes, shut the hell up. Don’t make these peoples sacrifices be in vain to make a point of political expediency that you can hang your hat on. If we the People in the form of the President, did what you said, and acted like you wanted him to, the Iranian government would have an additional tool to use, propaganda wise against both us and the protesters.
Do you like handing your enemies weapons they can use against us and our friends, Senator Graham? Do you like strengthening those who you want to see defeated? You can say they aren’t tools of anyone Sen. Graham, but they don’t have to be to have the term used against them to stir up Anti- American hate and make things worse for the protesters. You can say that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Ahmadinejad are losing credibility because of what is going on, but they haven’t lost control of the nation, and won’t if we make it easy for them to rein in “Foreign Influenced” protesters by backing them and making a direct connection between the Government of the United States and Moussavi.
This boy Graham makes about as much sense as antlers on a whale.
I don’t have all the answers. No one does, but the best thing we could do is let the Iranians live their own lives and fight their own fights without our sticking our noses in. Isn’t that what small government Republicans are supposed to be about? Letting people live without interference from the outside, from our government? Or does that only apply when and where those in power choose to apply it?
Like I said, I have questions, Sen. Graham seems to have all the answers, the wrong ones. Another viddy, a few quotes, and that’s it for me.
Today’s Nugget’s, By Thomas Jefferson, Via Wikiquote: Truth will do well enough if left to shift for herself. She seldom has received much aid from the power of great men to whom she is rarely known & seldom welcome. She has no need of force to procure entrance into the minds of men. Error indeed has often prevailed by the assistance of power or force. Truth is the proper & sufficient antagonist to error.
Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.