Saturday, July 11, 2009

Is Obama Naive, or Is Obama Wrong?

It's becoming more clear that Obama is a well-practiced Chicago-style pol, and that he is a kitten in a snakepit when playing statesman--or maybe even worse than that.

Obama's spin was that the Irbil Five were--get this--"diplomats."

My ass.

There are a few things you need to know about President Obama’s shameful release on Thursday of the “Irbil Five” — Quds Force commanders from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who were coordinating terrorist attacks in Iraq that have killed hundreds — yes, hundreds — of American soldiers and Marines.

First, of the 4,322 Americans killed in combat in Iraq since 2003, 10 percent of them (i.e., more than 400) have been murdered by a single type of weapon alone, a weapon that is supplied by Iran for the singular purpose of murdering Americans

It's a shaped-charge meant to do in the Abrams M-1 tank. And the Quds Force was responbible for bringing them to the Iraq battlefield.

Second, President Bush and our armed forces steadfastly refused demands by Iran and Iraq’s Maliki government for the release of the Irbil Five because Iran was continuing to coordinate terrorist operations against American forces in Iraq (and to aid Taliban operations against American forces in Afghanistan). Freeing the Quds operatives obviously would return the most effective, dedicated terrorist trainers to their grisly business.


Third, Obama’s decision to release the five terror-masters comes while the Iranian regime (a) is still conducting operations against Americans in Iraq, even as we are in the process of withdrawing, and (b) is clearly working to replicate its Lebanon model in Iraq: establishing a Shiite terror network, loyal to Iran


...Fourth, President Obama’s release of the Quds terrorists is a natural continuation of his administration’s stunningly irresponsible policy of bartering terrorist prisoners for hostages

McCarthy goes on to make the case that Obama is playing the only hand he knows: the USA is evil; all who oppose the USA are simply reacting to that evil.

Frankly, I'd rather believe that Obama is extreme-naive, or just stupid. But McCarthy's case is pretty damn solid.

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

I vote for the "Obama believes the US is evil..." narrative. why else would he go on an "apology tour"?