Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Two pieces on our current 'smart diplomacy'

Since when is it smart to ignore a threatening country making airstrikes in your territory?
Iranian aircraft attacked three villages inside Iraq over the weekend. The airstrikes — Iran’s first on Iraqi soil since the U.S. invasion — could complicate the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize relations with Tehran.
As Insty says, you think maybe?

Second, just how friggin' smart is it to hold Israel responsible for Iran's nuclear weapons program?
According to the Jerusalem Post: Thwarting Iran’s nuclear program is conditional on progress in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. [bold mine]
Such smart effing people we've got running this stuff, what?

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

Just how would the chickens negotiate with Colonel Sanders?

I've learned that when talking to my very liberal brothers and their Stalinist wives to be as specific as possible and never mention labels or party affiliation.