Time for Another Sternly-Worded Letter


Iranian media reports that President Ahmadinejad yesterday threatened that Iran is ready to deal a “harsh blow to global powers” on February 11.

“The Islamic Revolution opened a window to liberty for the human race, which was trapped in the dead ends of materialism,” Ahmadinejad said during a cabinet meeting on Sunday.

“If the Islamic Revolution had not occurred, liberalism and Marxism would have crushed all human dignity in their power-seeking and money-grubbing claws. Nothing would have remained of human and spiritual principles,” he added.

Ahmadinejad said that in the three decades of its history, the Islamic Revolution had inspired some great developments in the world.

It is unclear exactly to what developments the Iranian dictator refers. The slaughter of innocent people, perhaps? The holding of American hostages? The threats to destroy the state of Israel? The murder of gays? Or perhaps just the complete subjugation of what used to be a vibrant society into a bleak and nearly hopeless people.

But in response to this threat of a “harsh blow”, is it possible that President Obama will take more action than merely sending a sternly-worded protest letter to the United Nations? Possibly. Reports of missile defenses being sent to the Persian Gulf have been floating around since late January…

Is this Obama’s “cowboy” moment? We can only hope.

Stoutcat

H/T: Atlas Shrugs

One Response to Time for Another Sternly-Worded Letter

  1. Gerry Ashley says:

    This creates an interesting dynamic: President Obama spent the past year apologizing to the world for our position as leader of the free world and democracy being the beacon of hope for those who live under oppression.

    It didn’t work.

    Leaders of countries who used to respect our strength and power laughed openly at his naivite. Thugs like Ahmadinejad thumbed their noses in return and continiued doing as they wish.

    Obama now finds himself in an interesting corner: He now must consider the same kind of action he has steadfastly blamed George Bush for in causing the problems Obama perceives us having with the rest of the world.

    If Obama does opt for a miliary response (we’ve seen how effectively his foreign affairs have gone using the Kumbaya approach), it will rob him of being able to claim the high road over George W. Bush.

    If he doesn’t take a military response either pre-emptively or in response to whatever Ahmadinejad actually does, he will be seen as an impotent leader who cannot or chose not to defend America.

    For over a year, Obama has tried to ride both sides of the fence. One moment he would apologize for what he sees as our arrogance in getting involved where we don’t belong, then turning around and making a speech against the actions of other leaders. But the two-way mirror may be about to crack – and when it does, he will have nowhere to hide. Speeches will no longer cut it.

    Over the last few years, Ahmadinejad has been acting like the village thug who stands 11 feet away from a guard dog on a 10 foot leash, taunting him. But every dog has it’s day, and every so often, the leash gives out. If Obama really wants to see his ratings turn around, it might just be time to introduce Ahmadinejad to the bad end of the ugly stick.

    I hope there is a way we can do this without bringing harm on the citizens of Iran who are yearning for another chance at democracy. They are a long way from it. But the removal of Ahmadinejad would be a giant step in the right direction.

    But make no mistake: The days when Obama could straddle the fence regarding Iran are over. This does not bode well for him… OR us:

    For Obama: He has run out of options. He’s tried to do everything BUT take the actions of a strong nation. It hasn’t worked.
    For us: There are few things worse than a pissed-off Chicago Thug Politician. Especially one who also happens to be President of the United States.

    Just a thought: This might be a good time to top off the fuel tank in your vehicle.

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