Neocon on Iran
by Robert Parry
Whether wittingly or witlessly, Obama is pursuing
a neocon-charted path on Iran that parallels the one that
George W. Bush took to war with Iraq – ratcheting
up sanctions against the “enemy,” refusing to tolerate more
peaceful options, and swaggering along with the
propagandistic tough-guy-ism of the major U.S. news media.
The Obama administration is celebrating its victory
in getting the UN Security Council on Wednesday to approve
a fourth round of economic sanctions against
Iran. Obama also is expected to sign on to even more draconian
penalties that should soon sail through Congress.
Obama may be thinking that his UN diplomatic achievement
will buy him some credibility – and some time
– with American neocons and Israel’s Likud government,
which favor a showdown with Iran over its nuclear program.
However, the end result of the new sanctions may
well be a greater likelihood that the debate within the Iranian
government will tilt toward a decision to proceed
with ever-higher-level enrichment of uranium and possibly
construction of a nuclear bomb as the only means
That may be the opposite of what Obama seeks,
but it is what the neocons and Likud
would cite as justification for another Middle
Interesting - Parry apparently thinks Obama is
being too hawkish in Iran while I'm accusing him
of being an appeaser who's too eager to surrender
his lunch money to the bully - who's right?
FOUR TIMES America has added harsher economic sanctions against Iran
and Ahmahandjob tells us to "toss off"
yet Parry chides Obama for "refusing to tolerate
more peaceful options." What would those be?
Parry criticizes the "Israel’s Likud government," but he doesn't say
what the liberals
in Israel want to do about Iran's approaching nuclear status.
Then Parry rags on the Bush bastards for a while, trying to tar Obama
with their crimes - why?
Taking action to prevent a nuclear war doesn't automatically make Obama
Then Parry rags on "hardliners on Iran, from
Hillary to Rahm Emanuel"
of moderation" if there are any, have been noticeably silent.
Who are these "voices of moderation" and
what is their plan for Iran's nukes?
Should Obama beg Ahmahandjob to "play nice?" Parry doesn't
Then Parry blames Hillary for killing Obama's Brazil-Turkey peace agreement.
Is Parry's hatred for Hillary once again clouding his judgment?
Has Obama turned foreign affairs over to Hillary?
Or is Parry accusing Hillary of a White House mutiny?
Parry doesn't say.
Then Parry rags on the Bush bastards again, implying that Obama is just
and he does this without ever offering his suggestions for defusing
the oncoming crisis.
I'm not 100% certain my naval blockade idea is sound, but where are
the counter suggestions?
I'm sticking to my plan until I hear of a better one.
Doing nothing but saying "Your plan
sucks" isn't making America any safer.
Bob Parry likes to throw rocks - but what is his answer to the worsening
Does Bob want Obama to "reason" with Ahmahandjob?
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