Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wolf - Crying Or Clothing?

Our President, who has cried wolf so often during his administration, for once has it right. I only hope it isn't too late. He misled us about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He has misled us so many times about our mission my head still spins. But I doubt he is misleading us when he speaks of how dangerous Iran is to not only Mideastern peace but to world peace.

All of a sudden an intelligence report comes out debunking previously held theories about Iran's nuclear weapons aspirations. Every politician running for office is jumping on the "I told you so" band wagon as are many of our so called allies. I wouldn't be so quick to rush to judgement.

It is important to remember Iran's Ahmadinejad is a few fruits short of a cake. Plus he doesn't really run the country. He is merely the front man for the Imams. None are know for truthful disclosure.

What most of us find objectionable about our President is the way he handles those he considers adversaries. He won't talk with them. Diplomacy seems to be a word left out of his mind set. However, to think Iran doesn't have nuclear ambitions is shortsighted and naive.

He was not wrong when he stated Iraq had those same ambitions. What he didn't want to admit was they did not have the capability at the time and diplomatic oversight and sanctions were keeping those ambitions in check. If what sanctions and oversight is in place in Iran goes away they will have a much easier time moving ahead.

The sudden move by what seems like the whole world to return to business as usual on the basis of one questionable report is fool hardy. That our Presidential candidates seem to be joining this frenzy is about as frightening as it can get. I don't see that any of them have a clue as to how to effectively deal with the Mideast. That too is frightening because we're going to get one of them!

So much for crying wolf. As for the wolf in sheep's clothing one need look at the affable Mr. Huckabee. Here's a man who would be President espousing more theocratic views than secular ones. Buyer beware. These Mideastern countries are theocracies. Government and religion as a single entity.

Remember the separation of church and state? Careful now.


Bent said...

Hey DWM, this is Bent and we are trying to get as much support as we can on HBO asking Steve Smith to consider rehiring Taryn Hecker as the new Voice reporter. If you could weigh in it would sure help. Here is the link:

Anonymous said...

Living in Arkansas I know a great deal about Mr. Huckabee--there is good but much bad too. The news right now is full of a rapist turned loose
during his term who went on to kill two women. They would also do well to investigate other decisions he made about criminals. Perhaps it was his religious background that caused these decisions. However, the mothers of the dead women do not plan to let this info die as Huckabee would like them to do.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Bent, consider it done.