Monday, May 19, 2008

It's Like Black and White -- Carter, Obama -- Malaise Part Deux

This remarkable bit of footage from Barack Obama's appearance in Oregon last night is now floating around on YouTube. It might be useful as an undergraduate course exam: how many errors can you spot? Obama apparently believes that Iran and other rogues states (he lists Iran, Cuba and Venezuela) "don't pose a serious threat to the U.S." Iran, specifically, he tells us spends so little on defense relative to us that if Iran "tried to pose a serious threat to us they wouldn't . . . they wouldn't stand a chance."

So, taken literally, he seems not much concerned about Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons, its sponsorship of terrorist organizations, its commitment to eradicate Israel, its current actions in supplying weapons that have killed hundreds of Americans in Iraq, and its role in eroding Lebanon's sovereignty through its client Hezbollah.

This sealed the deal for me. In the closing years of the 1970's our enemies understood Jimmy Carter's knee jerk reaction was to talk. They understood that anything short of a nuclear strike would merely set the telephone ringing. As a result the Soviets invaded Afghanistan and dramatically increased their political and social influence in Central America, right here in our own hemisphere.

More closely related to today, the Terrorist Regime in Iran at the learned quickly that a weak reaction from the US to an overt act of war would was a winning proposition for them. As a result they held the hostages far longer then originally intended.

This led to humiliation as photo's of the hostages reached a worldwide audiance.

Is this really the change we want for America? Back to the Future?

American Thinker Blog --
Obama Tells 75,000 Oregonians Iran is "not a threat" to US

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