Fat Steve's Blatherings

Sunday, January 22, 2006

"Please Don't Throw Me In That Briar Patch Over There"

        The Democrats are suddenly talking tough.  Rep. Tom Lantos (D, San Mateo County) says the U.S. must push for UN sanctions to bring Iran to heal, and if they won't do it, we must use unilateral sanctions, and retaliate against nations trading with Iran.  Hillary Clinton says 'Yes, immediate sanctions, and be ready to use military force.'  The New York Times is floating trial balloons on an Iran attack.  What's going on?  Here's Fat Steve's fearless analysis and prediction: Bush is playing rope-a-dope, conning the Democrats yet again.

        'You want multi-lateralism?  I'll multi-lateral till you choke on it.  I'll keep negotiating till you say we have to act, alone if necessary, militarily if necessary.  And if you don't say it, then the time will come when you'll have to say that you'd rather Iran got nukes than the U.S. use military force.  Let's see how that works for you, electorally.'

        The fact is, in the current regime isn't going to back down.  It can't.  It will come to revolution in Iran, or attacks on the nuclear facilities.  Whether the Dems walk the walk will be interesting.  When the time comes, I think Joe Lieberman and Hillary will have the stones to do what's necessary, while most of the rest of them won't.  The left wing of the Democrats will screw them up, and after the Republicans take Congress in 2006, and Congress plus the Presidency in 2008, the Donkey Party will finally regain some sanity.

        Interesting times.  Remember, you heard it here first.

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  • Oh that's funny. I can just envision W sitting at his desk, feet up, arms crossed watching them just squirrel around like, um squirrels. He has a huge grin on his face.

    Let's hope the "blow up" is not in literal terms.

    Democrats, self-implode.

    By Blogger Christine, at 2:02 AM  

  • Your logic is faulty. Lantos had an op-ed in the New York Sun back in early 2005 stating that Iran's nuclear misbehavior needed to be referred to the UN Security Council for sanctions consideration. Then, as now, he called on the IAEA's board of governors to take up the issue seriously and immediately.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:00 AM  

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