Monday, March 30, 2009

Elliot Abrams: ".. Iranians Will Welcome Us As Liberators If We Launch Unprovoked Airstrikes on Their Country.."

Matt Yglesias, hereBold

".....He is all-but-certain to return to office more powerful than ever. Thus, I’m going to hope for the sake of the country that this argument he made during a debate on whether or not we should bomb Iran represents dishonesty rather than stupidity:
We are not talking about the Americans killing civilians, bombing cities, destroying mosques, hospitals, schools. No, no, no – weʹre talking about nuclear facilities which most Iranians know very little about, have not seen, will not see, some quite well hidden.So they wake up in the morning and find out that the United States if attacking those facilities and, presumably with some good messaging about why weʹre doing it and why we are not against the people of Iran.

Itʹs not clear to me that the reaction letʹs go to war with the Americans, but rather, perhaps, how did we get into this mess? Why did those guys, the very unpopular ayatollahs in a country 70 percent of whose population is under the age of 30, why did those old guys get us into this mess..."

1 comment:

Abramized Senior Founding Member of the FLC said...

When a convicted felon is pardoned and allowed to return and make policy, then one should not be surprised that he does not have an ounce of remorse and will reiterate his criminal recommendations. If the implications of what he is saying are not tragic, one would laugh at this idiotic statement. Where did he get the belief that anyone will welcome the party that will bomb him to oblivion?