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Monday, October 04, 2004

The Higher The Monkey Climb is the More He Expose

After the DNC I posted a bit about Barak Obama. I was saying that he isn't the "liberal" that he's made out to be. And with Kerry trying to out-Bush Bush The Democratic party under the spell of the DLC has gone very much to the right. Today I read where Obama is caught espousing the "pre-emptive doctrine" that Kerry made a part of the "new" democratic platform.

quote:

Obama told the Tribune, “[T]he big question is going to be, if Iran is resistant to these pressures, including economic sanctions, which I hope will be imposed if they do not cooperate, at what point are we going to, if any, are we going to take military action?”

Answering his own question, Obama said, “I hope it doesn’t get to that point. But realistically, as I watch how this thing has evolved, I’d be surprised if Iran blinked at this point.”

Obama advanced a racist argument for attacks on Iran and Pakistan. Making a comparison between the “Islamic world” and the Soviet Union, he argued that the religious outlook of Iranians and Pakistanis made them less prone to compromise and reason and more warlike.

He said: “With the Soviet Union, you did get the sense that they were operating on a model that we could comprehend in terms of, they don’t want to be blown up, we don’t want to be blown up, so you do game theory and calculate ways to contain. I think there are certain elements within the Islamic world right now that don’t make those same calculations.”

In the case of Pakistan, the Senate hopeful added, “I think there are elements within Pakistan right now—if Musharraf is overthrown and they took over—I think we would have to consider going in and taking those bombs out, because I don’t think we can make the same assumptions about how they calculate risks.”


As I pointed out in my mock debate answers: The problem with Iran is of our own doing (our being Bush, I ain't had shyt to do with it). I do agree with Obama on the issues of "risk." that is Pakistan and India developed Nukes in order to threaten each other. Apparently no one really thought that given that they are next door neighbors, that a nuke used by one would cause the other serious problems. Unlike the early nuke race between the Soviet Union and the US where there would be some time before effects from a nuclear strike at an enemy across the Atlantic. In the Case of Iran, the reasons for their nukes are quite clear:

Bush labeled them an "axis of evil" and therefore subject to pre-emptive strike. Israel has been indicating that it would strike at Iran ( with US arms of course) and Israel has already done such a strike in Iraq in the past. Lastly, we have the illegal war in Iraq. These three things give Iran a basic right to develop whatever armorments it chooses just as Bush and now Kerry likes to say: They don't need permission from other nations to defend their nation.

if Barak Obama is the face of new "black" leadership in the Democratic party then Black folks are in for a hot mess.

Links:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/04/opinion/04safire.html
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/oct2004/obam-o01.shtml

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