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Iranian Violence Mars Election

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Iranians take to the street in protest

Iranians take to the street in protest

As a Republican, I have a natural affinity for conservatives in all elections.   I was thrilled by the results in Europe last week, but this week it was tough to root for Ahmadinejad despite his conservative props.   Many Americans know he’s talked about destroying Israel, but few know that he has an admirable record in crushing feminists, labor unions, and the gay agenda in Iran.

I’m not surprised to see Iran’s regime having trouble keeping control of their people.   After all, when Reagan called the Soviets an “evil empire” and told Gorbachev, “tear down this wall” look at the effect he had on the Soviet Union.   Of course, it didn’t actually collapse until his successor was in the White House.   I’m sure having George Bush call the Iranians part of “the axis of evil” and warn them “you’re either with us or against us” had a similar effect on Iran.  Still, I think all Republicans naturally pull for the riot police when they see them fighting with rabble in the streets.

I believe that much of this is Obama’s fault.   For years, Ahmadinejad had been able to keep a tight grip on Iran by claiming the United States was the great Satan.   During his recent speech in Cairo, Obama disarmed much of the Iranian populace with his diplomatic posture.    Ajmadinejad no longer had a way to deflect criticism of his regime and the economy by calling on the country to unite against America.   Yet another classic example of Obama’s foreign policy naievte.

In the pictures I’ve seen from Iran, I have to admit that it is really hard to tell who are the protesters and who are the Muslims, but it is clear that many in Iran are outraged at the election results.  I don’t think any of us in this country can know what its like to cast a vote and have your candidate declared winner only to have victory snatched in the middle of the night, by a less than fair process and a government with a vested interest in the outcome of the election.

It seems to me that with Iran in chaos and many of the young people in the country crying out for freedom, that this is the perfect time to bomb them and take out their nuclear capabilities once and for all.   With their attention focused totally inward, they will not be able to stop us and there is a very good chance that we will be seen as liberators.   of course Obama would never do that.  He’ll probably just keep being diplomatic.  Isn’t that what got us in this fix in the first place?

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Written by thatsrightnate

June 13, 2009 at 7:18 pm

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