Monday, December 12, 2011

Obama's Gift to Iran

Iranian Military Examine Obama's Holiday Gift

I found it hard to believe that Obama chose not to destroy the drone that Iran has captured.  Surely we couldn’t locate the drone or some other impediment to protecting a highly classified strategic asset was in play.  However it seems that Obama made a deliberate decision not to target the drone for fear that Iran would consider this a hostile act.  

Iran certainly has no such qualms; they have cost the lives of countless American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan with support to the insurgents including providing the deadliest of Improvised Explosive Devises, IEDs, to the terrorists.  Recently they themselves tried to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador by attempting to blow up a D.C. restaurant.  But Obama doesn’t want to piss them off?  The only reason I can think of, aside from conspiracy theories regarding Obama’s loyalties, is that he still holds out the hope that he can negotiate Iran into giving up its nuclear ambitions.  The man is so assured of his silver tongued oratory that he even thinks that politely asking Iran to give us the drone back a day after they said they wouldn’t might actually work. “We’ll see how the Iranians respond,” Obama says. 

Rick Santorum recently commented on Obama's appeasement in the Middle East to which Obama responded, “Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top al-Qaeda leaders who’ve been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement,”.   Of course we can’t ask Osama anything because he’s dead, but Obama’s newest dumb statement highlights another of Obama’s decisions that, aside from conspiracy theories regarding Obama’s loyalties, is hard to figure out.  Osama had barely reached room temperature, or sea temperature, before the President started crowing about how he had killed him.  No thought to how that compromised the tons of intelligence the mission had captured just as no thought to how releasing the fact that we had obtained tons of intelligence compromised that very intelligence.

The man is in over his head and apparently no one around him is willing to let him know how badly.  By a vote of 100-0 the Senate passed its most stringent Iran sanctions bill to date. Obama opposed it.  Why?  Aside from conspiracy theories regarding Obama’s loyalties I just can't say.

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