May 31 2008
Wow – kiss Obama’s chances for election good-bye. So far the socialist appeaser has the endorsements of Hamas, Daniel Ortega, Cuba and other nefarious and anti-American nut cases and organizations. But Obama has captured the big enchilada by gaining the support of the Mad Mullahs of Iran who still claim they are at war with the Great Satan, America. H/T McClatchy Watch
Iran’s foreign minister said Friday that the United States should conduct a “serious review” of its foreign policy after the presidential election â€” a signal that Iran is leaving open the possibility of improved relations with Washington.
“We don’t want to make a problem for the American presidential candidates, but this election is among a limited number of American presidential elections where foreign policy plays a key role,” Mottaki said a day after a U.N. conference on Iraqi reconstruction held outside Stockholm.
“The American people need change,” he added.
Mottaki did not go deeper into Iran’s impressions of the remaining candidates seeking the White House. But Barack Obama has expressed a willingness to open new channels with Iran â€” a position that has drawn fire from Republican John McCain and Obama’s Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Between Pelosi’s efforts to give Iran credit for securing Iraq (though somehow missing all the funds, training and arms used to kill Americans) and Iran’s hope Obama can save them from humiliating defeat in the region it is clear we may have a modern Neville Chamberlain running for President against a modern Winston Churchill type in McCain. If we learned anything from history it is avoid the appeasers, they bring death and destruction in the wake of their childish naivetÃ©.
In June Churchill called for the creation of a Triple Affiance between Britain, France and Russia but he gradually became convinced that the major impediment was the lack of will to resist Germany. But he did not believe that the Government weakness represented the British people. When he overheard the American Ambassador, Joseph Kennedy, predict that Britain would have to negotiate with Hitler or face defeat, Churchill told the American columnist Walter Lippmann, “. . . I for one would willingly lay down my life in combat, rather than, in fear of defeat, surrender to the menaces of these most sinister men. It will then be for you, for the Americans, to preserve and to maintain the great heritage of the English-speaking peoples. . . . “
History has an interesting sense of irony when we realize it was a liberal Kennedy who once called for Britain to surrender to Hitler instead of fight for freedom.