Monday, October 15, 2007

Bush, Clinton, Obama -- Reasoning Power of Monkeys!

A few important observations, before the election campaign heats-up:

Democrats make a lot of plans, but don't do much with them.
Republicans are still following the plans their grandfathers made.

Democrats style themselves as highly intellectual, nuanced global thinkers. But both in Congress and on the campaign trail they've shown themselves to be a bunch of bumbling, foreign-policy-challenged amateurs.

Example # 1.The Democrat-led House Foreign Affairs Committee attempt to push through a resolution recognizing as genocide the murder of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the end of the first World War.

Example # 2. Senator Hillary Clinton admitted—Dartmouth debate, September 26—that there was evidence of a North Korea freighter coming in with supplies for a nuclear reactor to Syria.

When asked about Iran’s ability to develop and become a nuclear power—the Democratic candidates—specifically Senator Obama said: “I make an absolute commitment that we will do everything we need to do to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons…. One of the things we have to try, though, is to talk directly to Iran; something that we have not been doing…. the next president is going to have to engage in the sort of personal diplomacy that can bring about a new era in the region. And that means talking to everybody. We've got to talk to our enemies and not just our friends.”

Ed note: Analysis of environmental samples and U.S. satellite images determined that throughout the 1990’s—despite repeated multi-party negotiation by the U.S., China, South Korea and Japan—North Korea continued to develop its nuclear weapons program.

On the morning of October 9, 2006, North Korea informed the Chinese government that they should expect a four-kiloton nuclear test. The test was followed by a public declaration of success by the North Korean government.

Hey, Barack, if history is any guide, your idea of “personal diplomacy” will only usher in another member to the Nuclear_Club—the Islamic Republic of Iran!

The Sanctions Myth: A study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Washington, D.C. think tank, says unilateral efforts to choke off investment, trade and the like succeed in maybe one in five cases. It's hard to recall a case where sanctions by themselves have brought down an evil regime. The chronic reluctance of China and Russia doesn't help.

Hey, George, if history is any guide, your idea of “personal diplomacy” will only usher in another member to the Nuclear_Club—the Islamic Republic of Iran!

I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. - Mark Twain

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