Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Who Tied His Hands? Bush vs. Iran
Maybe it was the intelligence gap of 2003. Maybe it's how he's handled the current situation in Iraq. Then again, maybe it those in Congress that were inflicted with BDS the day Bush was elected to office, and have worked feverishly to remove any ounce of presidential authority he was Constitutionally given. Either way, the cartoon above says everything about how Bush's hands are now tied.
Iran continues killing our troops in Iraq, and the only acknowledgement of this fact I've heard from the left was from Barrack Obama, who said it's an important issue. Well, no sh*t Sherlock! Our guys are being killed by a nation-state, and you think it's an important issue.
What would it take to untie our hands and respond properly to Iran's current aggression?
-A glowing Tel Aviv?
-A full scale Iranian invasion into Iraq?
-An Iranian sponsored terrorist attack in the US? Nope, that wouldn't be bad enough according those who believe 9/11 wasn't all that serious, or that it was committed by President Chimpy McHalliburton and his evil Hitler-esq Neo-Cons.
And of course while this non-existent debate lingers on, more Americans die at the hands of Iran. If President Reagan was ballsy enough to bomb Libya after they sponsored a disco bombing in Germany, what would he have done after the first confirmed intelligence came into his office showing Iranian involvement in US deaths?
I guarantee more than a few precision-guided munitions dropped from unseen aircraft would have taken out some key decision makers in the Iranian government.
Sadly, today all we get is an accurate cartoon of our leader on top of a Humvee with a Megaphone, making Iran laugh as Hans Blix did to Kim Jong Il in the movie 'Team America.'
"If you don't let us inspect your facilities, the UN is going to draft a strongly worded letter telling you how disappointed they are, and if you don't let us in after that... we'll send an even stronger letter."
Whatever happened to our national backbone?
posted by El Capitan at 12:35 PM
Our national backbone has been taken away by folks who think it's better to negotiate and jump through the proverbial hoops of the United Nations.
Folks will realize this one day. Hopefully, it won't be too disastrous when they do.
Sadly, it would seem that political correctness is what has happened to our backbone. Everyone who has an opinion that matters nationally in the government has become so politically correct that they are letting the media and their approval ratings govern every aspect of their decision making process. I honestly feel that the government needs to take charge, crack down on these reporters who are focusing on the big bad war in Iraq, and refocus the media on the good things that we have done overseas.
But first things first. We need to show the world that this country is tired of playing their games. Iran, North Korea, and every other little punk dictator who's ever dared to stand up to us needs a few 500 pounders slapped upside their heads. Screw the political correctness, screw world opinion. We're the United States of America. We're the most powerful nation that this world has ever seen, and we've busted our butts, fought our wars, and kicked the asses we needed to kick to get to this point.
The people of this nation need to figure out that unless we take a stand, flex our military muscle, and smack some heads together, we're most likely going to end up having every dirtbag druglord, warlord, and dictator on our streets peddling their filth as they do overseas.
I agree in that people gravitate towards leadership, and prey on weakness. The world doesn't get much more simple than that.
When we lead with strength, the world happily follows. When we show weakness, we get torn down... which is what is happening now.
After 9/11 the world was jumping up and down ready to take on the bad guys with us because they knew we were strong, united, and determined to kick ass. Now they're running towards the dictators and thugs of the world, or just curled up in a ball... waiting for it all to end, because there is no leadership in the world.
The only superpower has turned in its badge.