Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Clinton, Edwards and Obama: Strike Iran

Clinton, Edwards and Obama Seem to Support War With Iran, according to the great commentary below.

This is why I have a hatred for the Democratic Party that runs almost as deep as my hatred for the Republican Party. Don't be fooled by my friendly remarks about Democrats.... I am simply choosing the Demon over the Devil. If there were more major Political Parties to choose from, I would not support Democrats or Republicans. Democrats and Republicans are two heads from the same snake, in my opinion.

I don't think there are any Democrats that I will be able to support, since all of the serious contenders support the idea of war with Iran (despite their grand standing about Iraq). Damn Hypocrites!

Clinton, Edwards and Obama: Strike Iran

Why the Democrats Won’t Save Us

Over the past weekend Hillary Clinton pledged to end the war in Iraq if she is elected. “If we in Congress don't end this war before January 2009, as president, I will,” she told a large crowd at the Democratic National Committee’s winter convention in Washington.

It was the first time since announcing her candidacy that Hillary acknowledged the growing movement against the war when discussing Iraq, which faced its bloodiest period since the invasion almost four years ago with over 1,000 reported deaths in the last seven days alone. Also in attendance at the DNC meeting were other presidential hopefuls, including John Edwards and Sen. Barack Obama, who both attempted to paint themselves as the best antiwar candidate in the hunt for the White House.

The top candidates’ tepid words on Iraq were a sign of what’s to come over the next year and a half as their rhetorical talents are turned on high. Despite Obama’s reassurance that he did not support the war from the beginning, along with Edwards’ claims that he’s had a change of heart on his past pro-war votes -- neither candidate distinguished their position from the Bush administration when it came to the looming Iran confrontation.

In fact two weeks earlier, while visiting Israel, Edwards laid out his position on Iran quite succinctly:

"Let me be clear: Under no circumstances can Iran be allowed to have nuclear weapons … The vast majority of people are concerned about what is going on in Iraq. This will make the American people reticent toward going for Iran. But I think the American people are smart if they are told the truth, and if they trust their president. So Americans can be educated to come along with what needs to be done with Iran.”

Hillary Clinton pushed virtually the same bitter line while addressing the annual AIPAC convention held in New York City last week. “U.S. policy must be clear and unequivocal: We cannot, we should not, we must not permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons,'' Clinton told the crowd of Israel supporters. “In dealing with this threat ... no option can be taken off the table.''

Barack Obama has also been upfront about how he would deal with Iran, arguing that he would not rule out the use of force and supports surgical strikes of alleged nuclear sites in the country if diplomacy (read: coercion) fails. To put it bluntly, none of the front running Democrats are opposed to Bush’s dubious “war on terror” or his bullying of Iran. They support his aggression in principle but simply believe a Democratic presidency could handle the job more astutely. All put Israel first and none are going to fundamentally alter U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Times like these require bravery. They require a fight. A fight against immoral and illegal policies. A fight against tyranny. A fight for freedom. Freedom from hatred. Freedom from occupation. Americans and the people of the Middle East deserve better than Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama. They deserve to live their lives without the threat of warfare and bloodshed. They deserve to live without fear.

--Joshua Frank



Anonymous said...

Angry Independent, Finally your coming around.

Did not take you long. Clinton, Edwards and Obama are snakes in the grass regarding a war on Iran. I'm not into voting for the lesser of three evils. Why vote for evil?

I'm going to go into the booth and place someone's name on the ballot I respect, even it is my grandfather, grandmother, mother or mentor. I may just right my own name on the ballot.

My vote will be counted and I will be proud of my vote. To vote for these war mongering bozo's would dis-respect those brave men and women who died, not only that we would have the right to vote, but also died for freedom.

Your right, Democrats and Republicans are two heads from the same snake. Watch out for snakes man. They will feed you that apple every time.

Great post!

Brian said...

Oh i'm with you!

I haven't come around... i've always been in that state of mind. I just get ticked off when i'm reminded of it.

I've always known that the Democrats were not much better than the Republicans when it came to war...warmongering, etc.

I just hate when they try to play both sides.... saying one thing (take U.S. troops from Iraq)...but deep down they want to attack other countries.

Every 4 years I end up with no one to vote for.