Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ahmadenijad Echoes Obama

Here are some recent comments from our favorite extremist dictator:

"The United States will have a reduced sphere of influence in the world..."

"The new president will have to respond to the real demands of the American people: 40 million American citizens do not have health insurance, the victims of the New Orleans hurricane still have no homes."

The United States "will have to withdraw the soldiers from Iraq (since) the American people will not tolerate continued spending of billions of dollars on weapons..."

These are pretty much Democrat talking points. Obama says stuff like this all the time. Coincidence? I think not... What is that middle name again? And what did that crazy pastor say about America again? Hmmm...


Anonymous said...

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. It is obvious to all but those who want to divert even more of our economic resources (i.e. tax moneys) to the military-industrial complex that the current breaking point of our military has been reached. Our use of force as an instrument of foreign policy has to wane simply because our resources are stretched so thin throughout the world. And, in the middle of all of this, where is Osama bin Laden? I thought Mr. Bush wanted him dead or alive?

Plus, really, with Obama's middle name? Conservatives _do_ have good arguments against this man being president. Why do they insist on taking the easy way out?

Philip said...

Okay, I agree with your last point. The middle name thing is kind of a joke around here--it's pretty much the weakest argument in the bag, but we get a lot of emails about it.

I disagree with your conclusion that the U.S. military has reached the breaking point. Did you know there's a waiting list for soldiers who want to go over to Iraq? Whatever you think about the war, you have to admit that the surge has been extremely successful.

I don't necessarily think we need to bomb ever country who looks at us the wrong way, but the bottom line is that we live in a world governed by the aggressive use of force. If it is true (which I do not grant) that our military is not up to the challenge, the solution is to strengthen it, not to quit.

Unfortunately, I do feel that Obama and Osama (et al) share many of the same goals for America. They both want our role in the world to be diminished. They both want to see our capitalist market economy weakened. And they both have strong misgivings about American exceptionalism and the blessings of personal liberty.