Now It's Obama's Turn
Hillary and Edwards have already done their pandering. Not to be outdone, now it's Obama's turn.
Seeking to woo Jewish votes and contributions, Sen. Barack Obama told an audience in Chicago yesterday that he considers Iran "one of the greatest threats to the United States, Israel and world peace" and pledged to try to end Iran's uranium-enrichment program.
Read that quote and tell me how much, if any separation there is between Obama and Bush's war-like rhetoric towards Iran. And where did Obama give this pandering, short-sighted address?
One of the most profound consequences of the administration's failed strategy in Iraq has been to strengthen Iran's strategic position, reduce U.S. credibility and influence in the region, and place Israel and other nations friendly to the United States in greater peril," Obama, an Illinois Democrat, told a regional gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a major pro-Israel lobbying group.
Can at least one Democrat stand up and resist the temptation to slobber over AIPAC, and say the truth: that any threat from Iran is secondary to the threats we face from a foreign and military policy driven by Saudi Arabia and Israel, and the Bush/Cheney-instigated Sunni/Shia civil wars for oil?
None of the three leading Democrats have shown the intellectual dexterity necessary to differentiate between the strategic opportunity of an opening to Iran, and the real threat from 1) Al Qaeda; 2) wars for oil; and 3) the Sunni/Shia civil wars. Instead, each of these three midgets adopt the Neocon narrative about Iran, diminishing themselves while they have their hands out for campaign cash.
Paging Bill Richardson, we need an adult to enter the picture.