Wednesday | May 21, 2008
During a speech Obama gave today in Billings, Montana he took a swipe at John McCain, who had said yesterday that Obama showed recklessness and inexperience, because he said he would talk to Iran’s president with no preconditions.
Obama said the threat from Iran had grown as a result of the US war in Iraq. “Iran is the biggest single beneficiary of a war in Iraq that should have never been authorized and should have never been waged,”(I guess he forgot that the war got rid of the tyrant Saddam Hussein) he said. “And John McCain wants to double down that failed policy.”
If McCain is elected, Obama said, “We’ll keep talking tough in Washington, while countries like Iran ignore our tough talk.” ( and they won’t ignore a man born of a Muslim father?)
The alternative, Obama said, is to follow the example of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, who negotiated with the Soviet Union. Obama called for “tough, disciplined and direct diplomacy.”
“That’s what Kennedy did; that’s what Reagan did,” he said.
Obama either knows nothing about history, or he chooses like all other liberals, to write his own version. History shows that it was not talk, but the Naval blockade that stopped the Cuban missile crisis during the Kennedy administration. And during the Cold War the build up of the Strategic Air Command, and building a ring of missiles under the sea in submarines around Russia, that defeated the Russian Bear, not talk!
“President Ronald Reagan proposed a new missile defense system, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), dubbed “Star Wars”. In an interview with the Soviet press, Reagan proposed eliminating nuclear weapons before deploying the missile shield; in other reports he suggested sharing the Star Wars technology with the Soviets. Although both of these suggestions were later repudiated, they demonstrate Reagan’s hope that a missile shield would render nuclear weapons obsolete”.His talk was accompanied by “conditions”. Only a political hack who is uninformed would propose a talk with no “Quid pro Quo”..