Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Back to the present, Pres Sarkozy and PM Brown of the UK wanted to use the UN meetings to confront Iran.
What did Pres BO want to do? He did not want anything to spoil his debut running a Security Council meeting. (It was all about the show for BO!)
What did Pres BO get out of his meeting? He got a non-binding resolution promoting a fantasy world without nuclear weapons. Don't you feel safer now? The UN has passed another resolution telling the bad guys to behave and join the civilized world!
Jack Kelly, national security expert, has a good post: Sarkozy's Contempt for Obama
"We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth," President Obama said.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Is it really? It's hard to tell when you look beyond the rhetoric.
"Like President George W. Bush, President Obama now asserts that the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force gives him the right to hold some terrorism suspects indefinitely without trial."
I agree that Pres Bush was right and I'm happy that Pres BO has broken another campaign promise.
The Wash Post is right about the left's hypocricy!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Dear BO: Make a decision because there are soldiers in Afghanistan who need to know if you meant it during the campaign!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I agree with Bill Katz:
"The implications are grave.
The Iranians have been caught red-handed.
If they have one secret facility, we must logically ask how many others they have.
If the purpose of their nuclear program is peaceful, why was it necessary to hide part of it?"
The US is now moving toward two awful options:
First, we take out the Iranian facilities with a massive bombing campaign and some ground troops.
We will probably have to act alone (perhaps with the UK) because the UN Security Council will never agree to a military action.
Frankly, most countries don't have the aerial or naval power necessary to damage facilities underground.
Second, we let Israel do it.
However, we will likely get drawn in because Iran will retaliate against our troops in Iraq (or Afghanistan) and attempt to shut down the Straits of Hormuz.
Very bad options indeed. I don't see how we avoid a war with Iran, directly or indirectly, in the next 12 months!
Unfortunately, I don't see a peaceful solution to this because the Iranian leadership is not going to cooperate with any inspectors or obey UN resolutions.