Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pyramid Scheme

Does anyone really understand what's going on in the Middle East? Liberals are hoping for People Power Revolutions like in the Phillipines or in the Soviet Bloc. Some conservatives see it differently...

John Bolton: US should bomb Iranian camps

John Bolton, America’s ex-ambassador to the United Nations, has called for US air strikes on Iranian camps where insurgents are trained for war in Iraq.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1931520/John-Bolton-US-should-bomb-Iranian-camps.html

One common thread in conservative responses is annoyance or outrage at President Obama.
For example, Michael Savage contends We are listening to the biggest mistake in US diplomatic history. This fool. This pinheaded fool running this country either doesn't know his history or is on the side of radical Islam. There's no two ways about it.



Sarah Palin was interviewed on CBN and criticized President Obama:

This is that 3 a.m. White House phone call and it seems for many of us trying to get that information from our leader in the White House, it seems that that call went right to the answering machine. And nobody yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know, who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak...


Governor Palin then went on to say:

We know that, now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House. We need to know what it is that America stands for, so we know who it is that America will stand with. And we do not have all that information yet.

http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2011/02/05/exclusive-sarah-palin-interview-with-the-brody-file.aspx

So what does America stand for? The rhetoric of some Tea Party members more accurately describes the government of Egypt than the US, but many freedom loving conservatives and pragmatic democrats seem fine with dictatorships as long as they are "pro-American." Ron Paul is an exception:

It reminds me of what happened in Iran when we ousted one leader, Mosaddegh, in 1953 and then it took a good many years before the Islamic revolution occurred in 1979, but we lost out on that. And there’s an ongoing rebellion in Egypt right now, and nobody knows exactly who’s on whose side. It has been rumored that we may well be orchestrating the revolt and the disturbance. But I know one thing, our officials are working very diligently to be on the side of the winner. So regardless, they may have their support in both camps, both from those who are complaining about the government, as well as continuing to prop up their puppet, Mubarak. http://www.ronpaul.com/2011-01-31/ron-paul-on-egypt-u-s-meddling-leads-to-unintended-consequences/

My favorite headline comes from the right wing American Spectator:

Obama's Too Conservative Re: Egypt By

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