Thursday, May 29, 2008

Obama and Iran

If Obama did say that Iran is a tiny country that doesn't pose a serious threat to the US then it is hard to imagine how anybody could vote for him to be President of the United States. Such inane reasoning would be laughable in a State Senator. It is dismaying and repulsive in a US senator and would be dangerous beyond belief in a president.

This would be like saying in the 1930s that Japan and Germany weren't threats to the US because they were tiny countries.

It is true that the relative might of the US versus Iran is greater than the relative strengths of 1940 Japan and the US. Nonetheless we are not concerned about Iran launching traditional attacks on US soil. Iran is not going to send over its Air Force and bomb US cities. However there can be a co-ordinated series of attacks (snipers, bombs, suicide attacks and the like) by infiltrated Iranian soldiers.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

I'm 100% in favor of gay civil unions but 100% against the decision made by the California Supreme Court. This is a matter for the California legislature not the courts. We all know that the legislature and the courts are in constant battle but here is a classic case of the courts overstepping their constitutional bounds.

Talking with Terrorists

Obama and the Democrats should not have reacted so negatively to Bush's comments about talking with terrorist states and organizations. This should not be an issue. Does anyone seriously believe that the US government has not been in contact with Iran and Hamas? Does anyone believe that the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations were not in contact with the Chinese government? Who believes that the first talks between the United States and China was when Nixon traveled there? The issue here is not back room discussions; the issue is with state visits. The only outcome of state visits is prestige being conferred upon despicable people and their organizations. It must be understood that there are situations where talking will not solve the problem, where there can be no common ground.

Say you were the mayor of a town and the KKK was gathering their forces saying that they would kill all the Niggers in the town. What sort of common ground can their be? What sort of compromise? Kill only half the Niggers in town? Insist that the KKK refrain from using the n-word and call all the black folks African-Americans or People of Color while they're being lynched?

No the only communication you could, or should, have with them is "Come here with that shit and we're going to kill you like the fucking rabid dogs you are."