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Did you forget that Obama is President?

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Submitted by john w mcginley (United States), Jul 19, 2011 at 10:13

My first reaction was to remind you that the devil you don't know may be worse than the devil you do know. But your review of that Iranian faction which we could ally along with and the consideration that the devil we do know here cannot be much more worse anyway, makes me think that there may be an opening for something significant to be set in motion. But your article is in vain. Why? Isn't it obvious? Obama is our President.

Do you not recall the Iranian uprising in 2009 in response to the rigged election?. There was a real opportunity for regime change and, further, one that just might have resulted in a truly democratic regime. What did the Obama Administration with this golden opportunity? He gave speeches using his teleprompter. And now he is "leading from behind" as Libya and Syria slide into social chaos (a condition which is ready-made for a virulent upsurge of influence and power for Terrorist groups). There are reports that Obama dithered for a whole year after Intelligence had discovered the whereabouts of Osama ben Laden. My own supposition is that he finally acted only because there was a CIA threat to leak the fact that his opportunity was fading fast. I could go on and on. Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like a Winston Churchill.

As usual, the world will keep on dithering about Iran until it is virtually too late. It will fall to Israel -- whose very being is threatened by that evil regime in Teheran -- to take matters into their own hands. But even then I suspect that an Obama-led Administration ((yes, he very well be re-elected; these are kinds of things which happen when a great Empire {ours} slides into rapid decline)) will not act to persuade Saudi Arabia to allow Israel to use its air space in carrying out the needed preemptive attack against this evil Regime. If you think things are a mess now, just wait to see what chaos will emerge if Israel is thwarted in this effort.

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1are you serious? [118 words]emAug 5, 2011 06:13188045
the enemy of our enemy... [83 words]Evan MarkJul 27, 2011 16:30187754
1You need some eyes on the Iranian ground, Daniel [368 words]KevinJul 27, 2011 11:51187741
Tough Or Diplomatic [115 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
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2something is missing here ! [88 words]AliJul 23, 2011 19:06187650
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Libya and Iran [129 words]Mark D.Jul 23, 2011 23:20187618
1not comparable [146 words]Derar MarkJul 25, 2011 09:53187618
MEK [44 words]Lujack SkylarkJul 21, 2011 13:13187605
On increMental [67 words]Jay1Jul 20, 2011 21:25187585
1Just let Iran stew in its own juices, and don't de-list the MeK [549 words]Kepha HorJul 19, 2011 23:53187572
MEK is hated [12 words]aloJul 19, 2011 22:30187570
Topple the Mullah Regime [60 words]NuritGJul 19, 2011 17:07187563
6Acts of war went unpunished in 79 [55 words]Abu NudnikJul 19, 2011 17:01187562
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1Determining the True Power of the Iranian Islamic Revolution [380 words]M. ToveyJul 19, 2011 16:44187561
1Empower Iranians ... ? [54 words]FereydounJul 19, 2011 15:10187559
Fereydoun, is that really true? [171 words]Kepha HorJul 20, 2011 00:01187559
Principal of valeyat-a- [98 words]Steve BorkowskiJul 19, 2011 11:30187555
Did you forget that Obama is President? [345 words]john w mcginleyJul 19, 2011 10:13187551
1MeK vs. Iranians [234 words]Yek IraniJul 19, 2011 09:30187550
butting heads [223 words]Joe Six-PackJul 21, 2011 11:13187550
Innocent Americans ? [17 words]AliJul 23, 2011 19:36187550
Not innocent [133 words]Joe Six-PackJul 25, 2011 08:38187550
America Does Not Bear the Burden for Islamic Culpability [177 words]M. ToveyJul 25, 2011 16:38187550
Informative article [20 words]Mitra SamaniJul 19, 2011 03:58187543

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