Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Republicans Behaving Like Children

Right now, words fail me. Idiotic, childish and moronic spring to mind, but they don't quite convey the sense of stupidity I feel when Republicans find fault with a visit from the former president of Iran, Mohammad Khatami. For one thing, the guy isn't even president of the country anymore. Another thing, he's coming to the US to attned a UN conference to promote dialogue and speak on religion's role in promoting peace. Peace, you can't have that around without the Republicans going all ape shit.
In fact, the head of the house subcommittee on the middle east, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Khatami's visit is "threat to U.S. national security interests and Middle East policy objectives." In other words, if Khatami shows up talking of peace, how can the neofascists so intent on nuking Iran scare the voters into supporting another war.
"It is mystifying that we would roll out the red carpet to a person who has incited violence against civilians and who has expressed incendiary rhetoric against the United States and our allies," said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.

Really? How has Khatami, a moderate in Iran, done that? In fact when he was president of Iran, he tried to start a dialogue with the US (under the Bush regime)about everything the Bush regime would like to attack Iran over, but the Bush administration, being the mature and responsible stewards of our country, stuck their fingers in their ears and "NA-na-na-na-na-na, I can't hear you". Well not really, but they did refuse to set up diplomatic channels between the two nations. And really, how can any Republican point a finger at a person they claim has "incited violence against civilians", when they supported the war in Iraq, as well as next year's war against Iran with out looking like a total hypocrite? They can't because they are.
Always one to jump on a bandwagon, if it gets him votes, Republican Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum called Khatami "one of the chief propagandists of the Islamic Fascist regime." Kind of Ahmedinejad's Karl Rove, chief propagandist for the American neofascist regime.
This is why we need to purge the legislature of Republicans. They've already decided on war with Iran, they don't need no peace spouting "Islamofascist" to muck it up for them. It kind of spoils the propaganda they are starting to lay on the American people in preparation for the coming invasion.

11 comments:

Tina said...

They're just pissed off b/c Khatami might rightly remind America that he tried to openly use diplomacy with Bush several times-- only to have Bush blow him off. BushCo wanted crazy Mahmoud in office. They need a guy like that to further their agenda. That is why they could care less about the complete destruction of very moderate Lebanon... if they aren't foaming at the mouth Muslims, BushCo has no need of them.

glenda said...

Purge!!! Yes!!! Let's kick the bums out!!

sumo said...

Though I know your words well...it still is sobering everytime I read these truths...and am stymied how they get away with it...unscathed...and I mean it literally. I'm surprised at the crackpots...they have laid low these past years.

Pekka said...

This all has to boil down to a possibility that this Administration has a new kind of a collective disease. It gets critical around diplomatic situations and can be only cured by a mayhem and a sensless blood bath. How else can it be explained that, the very countries that they need to engage with are the ones that they don't have any diplomatic relations? Let me guess; "we only talk to our friends and the rest just must start to "hearting and minding" us".

Peacechick Mary said...

Amen, brother, amen. I dare any of those repubs to site one serious diplomatic mission by this Bushco regime of horror.

pissed off patricia said...

Can you imagine what our country's leaders look like to people in other countries?
They must wonder why we put up with these war creatures who appear to be out to cause constant war and death.

Santorum would do anything at this point to try to win the favor of someone.

Kvatch said...

Rick Santorum called Khatami "one of the chief propagandists of the Islamic Fascist regime."

I'm convinced that Santorum's come unhinged at the possibility of being defeated. His recent statements are bordering on the psychopathic.

Kathy said...

The propaganda is soon to get even worse. I read that the administration is shopping for a company to put a positive spin on Iraq - a $20 million dollar contract.

Left of Center said...

slowly they demonize and define the enemy imn simple terms so that the slackjawed masses will rally in support

Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

C'mon, give Republicans a break! I mean, all Iranian Presidents look alike!

karena said...

Lew,
You're goddamned straight we are going to war in Iran and frankly I am tired of debating this with people. Many keep saying, "Bush won't do it, we don't have the military, we're stretched too thin, he would have to have a draft and that would be his death nail, blah blah blah." Things I have to say in response to these types of false hopes are (1. He does whatever he's told and (2. None of it is based on logic (3. Getting his war on in 2007 will be quite profitable and (4. A draft won't get in the way of stealing whatever election they need and (5. They're so delusional they believe they can win in by air and (6. They could give a shit if they win it because the longer it goes on the more money they make. Glad I got that off my chest. Whew! And I'm just getting started.

Thank you for believing that Bush is trying to start another war.