Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rumsfeld ghosts in the Obama White House: “That means dealing with the Iran that we’ve got, and not the Iran that we wish we had.”

Need some more heads cracked in Tehran?

James Rosen [FNC]: So, you don’t condemn what we’re seeing in Iran?

Ian Kelly [Obama Administration State Dept. Spokesman]: Well, I haven’t used that word, condemn.

James Rosen: That’s what I’m asking—and you’re not prepared [to do so].

Ian Kelly: Well, we still need to see—we need to see how things unfold.

James Rosen: You need some more heads cracked in the middle of the streets of [Tehran]?

Ian Kelly No, no, no. We need to have a deeper assessment of what’s going on.
Bret Baer’s Special Report, FNC, June 15, 2009

Dealing with the Iran we’ve got; not the Iran that we wish we had.

FNC’s James Rosen reported, “U.S. Officials had made clear before balloting began that they intended to press ahead with their policy of engagement with Iran-- regardless of who won and the extraordinary events of the last seventy-two hours seemed not to change their minds.” Further, Bill Burton, Deputy White House Press Secretary said, “And that means dealing with the Iran that we’ve got, and not the Iran that we wish we had.” Bret Baer’s Special Report, FNC, June 15, 2009

Gee, that sounds awfully similar to Bush Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, who sought to justify, among other things, soldiers getting blown up with IEDs in Iraq when their vehicles did not have the appropriate protective amour by saying, "As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They're not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time."

No wonder Obama gets along so well with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at their joint press conferences. With Bill Burton taking to paraphrasing Rumsfeld, someone will soon point out that the French have an apt saying for the Obama Administration: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

Ahmadinejad-- a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch.

Moreover, can we soon expect White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to argue, as Ahmadinejad continues to bash heads and shoot protestors in Iran, Ahmadinejad “might be a son of a bitch, but he is our son of a bitch.” Let me see—where have we heard that before? The U. S. justifying its support of the Shah of Iran and a number of third world dictators who were thought to be puppets of the U. S. during the 20th Century?

This is probably not what Obama supporters had in mind when they voted for Change you can believe in.”

The question for Obama and Hillary is how prepared they are to trust a guy who denies the Holocaust really happened, threatens to wipe Israel off the face of the map and now kills his fellow citizens who are protesting his fraudulent election. Well, get ready folks; we are about to answer that question.

Talk about a Hobson’s choice. This may be a question without a satisfactory answer for Barack and Hillary. And, for a change, this is not a problem the Obama administration inherited from Bush. This is one Barack Obama owns outright. Welcome to the new Obama White House. Yes, he can? Stay tuned and we’ll find out.
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