The stink is in the air! The bitter stink of defeat! Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, can smell it in what he hopes is a victory for one of America’s Liberal candidates. Either one would be fine by him — Obama and Clinton are both poised to rapidly abandon Iraq and he, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is poised to move right in.
This weekend, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the first step. In a historic visit to Iraq, one that Ahmadinejad is portraying as a “brotherly” visit. He was met with a “red-carpet” welcome by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani; they kissed and listened to the Iraqi and the Iranian National Anthems played one after another. They then had a meeting, after which Ahmadinejad happily proclaimed:
“We had very good talks that were friendly and brotherly. … We have mutual understandings and views in all fields, and both sides plan to improve relations as much as possible.”
Apparently President Talabani can smell it to! The stink that emanates from America’s planned abandonment of Iraq — abandonment to terrorist tribes who will rapidly unseat any government that is not aligned with Iran and Seria and who will quickly undo the years of effort the United States invested in their freedom from terrorism and freedom from Islamic law. Ready to make the best of a bad situation, Talabani will happily allow Ahmadinejad to ‘pull his strings,’ make him dance to the Iranian National Anthem (soon to also be Iraq’s National Anthem) and set a place at his table for the Mullahs, the REAL leaders of Iran, who are waiting in the wings.
The big question is, do the majority of American’s care! If not they will place a vote for defeat in November by voting for the Democratic candidate; if they do care they will place a vote in the column of the only candidate who understands that withdrawing from Iraq will do far more than allow Iran to move in — it will turn the Iraq into an unapologetic terrorist training camp, it will set the stage for the next terrorist attack on American soil, it will put Israel on a war footing that will last only a short time until the “brothers” of Iran and Iraq launch a serious attack on Israel and draw the United States into a new war that promises to make the Iraq war look like a minor skirmish.
We in the United States face this choice in November. Are we up to it? Do we care?
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