Sunday, June 14, 2009

"It Won't Be Six Months In..."

Remember that warning from gaffe-tastic VP Biden during the 2008 election?

Can we safely say that the President is being tested, and he definitely made the cutoff. It's only been five months. Predictably and unfortunately, he doesn't seem to be passing at the moment.

From Iran-

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election in a landslide, a feat which US officials say is, "not credible." The Iranian government tried to shut down communication between its citizens to prohibit them from organizing protests, but it didn't matter. The people are protesting, riots are erupting, and people are dying.

Biden commented this morning-

Vice President Joe Biden says he has doubts about whether Iran's presidential election was free and fair, as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims from his landslide victory.

Biden says the U.S. and other countries need more time to analyze the results before making a better judgment about the vote. He says the administration's interests are the same as they were before the vote -- ending Iran's attempts to develop a nuclear weapon and its support for terrorism.

The vice president says he's disturbed by the way the Iranian government seems to be suppressing speech and cracking down on crowds protesting Ahmadinejad's re-election.

Biden says there are lots of questions about the election, but that the U.S. doesn't have enough facts to make a fair judgment. He wonders whether the outcome is an accurate response of the Iranian people.

Well, I'm glad that the administration is "looking into" the obviously rigged election that kept in power a man that hates Americans, and to whom our President gave the go ahead to persue nuclear power. As long as, you know, they promised not to make weapons out of it. After his bogus re-election:

Ahmadinejad consigned Iran's nuclear dispute to the past, signaling no nuclear policy change in his second term, and warned that any country that attacked his own would regret it.

"Who dares to attack Iran? Who even dares to think about it?" he said at a news conference.

So I guess the Iranian policy of developing nuclear weapons and lying about doing so won't be changing. I'm guessing that that the Obama Administration policy of pretending like it's not happening still stands as well. Ahmadinejad even mocks and dares us to try and stop him. This is some seriously scary stuff.

Meanwhile over in North Korea-

North Korean officials have announced that they are enriching uranium and building a nuclear bomb. They also "threatened war if its ships are stopped as part of new U.N. sanctions aimed at punishing the nation for its latest nuclear test." They added, "An attempted blockade of any kind by the U.S. and its followers will be regarded as an act of war and met with a decisive military response."

How is the US responding to the news that North Korea has atomic weapons and enough materials to make at least one nuke? You'll all feel very safe to know that the State Department has firmly wagged it finger and said, "No, no, no!"

I wonder when the apology tour for the US provoking these great and diverse nations into building devastating weapons will begin.

1 comment:

Headless Mom said...

Maddening, isn't it?