Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Sticks and Stones

Over the weekend, one of the few remaining good guys on the left side of the aisle uttered a bit of honest thought and sent the rest of his party into full blown hissy fit. Senator Joe Lieberman, now with an I after his name instead of the previous D, said if all else fails the option of bombing Iran should be used. Talk about a bombshell being uttered.

The usual suspects responded with righteous indignation, hoping to jump into the fray. And now on a popular left leaning blog, Wesley Clark responds by calling Lieberman a 'chickenhawk'. Wow. How's that for a mature response? Who wrote that line for him? It's so 2004.

Retired General Wesley Clark went to work for CNN after his time in the military was over. He was persuaded by the kids there that he was a real player in the world of politics and he should run for president. So, he did. Clark is nothing if not a true egomaniac. He changed over to the Democrat party and hit the first primary states. He got nowhere fast and we know the rest.

So, now that it's time for a new presidential election season, Clark wants to audition of a job in the next administration. I'm guessing Secretary of Defense as he did with Kerry, but maybe Secretary of State. Colin Powell he's not.

Clark thinks we forget his only claim to fame is as part of Clinton's grand adventure into Kosovo. It should be noted we were successfully working with the Russian troops there, they as in a peacekeeping role. Clark almost single handedly jump started the Cold War all over again when he directed British military to intervene when the Russians began to occupy the airport to safeguard the area and use it as a base of operations. Fortunately the British General spoke up and Clark's unbelievably poor judgement was averted. Clark strutted around and barked orders while telling everyone within earshot how tough and in charge he was. As I've said before, if someone has to tell you...

About a month later, Clark was relieved of his NATO Commander position and retired. Since then, through his public speeches and punditry, we learn of his disdain of Jews and how he will pander to anyone he believes will advance his political ambitions.

Including calling a man of unquestionable integrity, Joe Lieberman, a chickenhawk.

Did I mention he is now funded by George Soros? Yes. And he's a military 'expert' on Fox News now, too.

The powers that be in Tehran confirm that four U.S.-Iranian dual citizens are being detained. A California businessman is under investigation for national security violations in Tehran. He disappeared from Tehran's international airport on May 8 en route to returning to the U.S., where he has lived since the 1970's.

Haleh Esfandiari is being held after trying to return from a visit with her 93 year old mother. She is a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C.

A social scientist, Kian Tajbakhsh and Parnaz Azima, a correspondent for Radio Farda are also held. Radio Farda is funded by the U.S.

So, that's two men and two women so far. One of the men is an employee of George Soros and there as a peace activist. Frankly, I'm more concerned about the others. Soros is a bad man and those who associate themselves with his operations and philosophy are no friend of democracy.

Another American, Robert Levinson, is believed to be held hostage in Iran. He is a former FBI agent and has been missing since March 8 from a business trip. The State Department has made five requests for information on his case and they feign ignorance of his disappearance.

Maybe Clark could ask Jimma Carter for some guidance about foreign policy with Iran.


Paul is a Hermit said...

Clark is a weasel.
The thing is, how did he get four stars in the Army? If he fooled enough people to do that, anything's possible. Fox knows his history, they worry me too, it doesn't seem to matter. Can you imagine working for him?

Senator Lieberman and Sen. Zell Miller, ret., give me Reagan moments! Clark is their antithesis, America in decay. I don't want to go there.

Iran seems bent on testing our country again. Kicking sand in our face to see what we'll do.

Wonder what we'll do?

Beverly said...

I'm so glad Senator Lieberman became an indepoendent! Paul mentions Zell Miller also. He certainly is not your typical Democrat.

Thanks for keeping me up on everything that's going on.