Say Anything: North Dakota's Most Popular Political Blog - Iran Is Loving The Iraq Study Group

Saturday, December 09, 2006
Say Anything: North Dakota's Most Popular Political Blog - Iran Is Loving The Iraq Study Group: "I’ve long been of the opinion that a good way to determine the wisdom of some of the decisions we make here in America is to gauge the reaction to them from certain people in the world. For instance, when middle eastern tyrants and European socialists are happy about the resurgence of Democrats in this country that says something about the wisdom of putting liberals in charge.

When Iran gets happy about a defeatist, pessimistic set of suggestions for our war in Iraq perhaps it would be wise to avoid said suggestions."

1 comments:

terrye said...

I think a lot of people on the blogs are generalizing all this too much. The ISG did come up with some decent ideas on the oil trust and they did not call for immediate withdrawal of troops, in fact they tied eventual withdrawal to certain security needs being met.

The nonstarters in the ISG are probably the tying together of israel and Iraq. As for Iran, Dafydd made interesting note of the idea of "disincitives" in the ISG in regards to Iran. In other words it was not all about giving them something, it was also about doing unpleasant things to the mullahs. However, I doubt that will be enough to get Bush to go along with that. I suppose time will tell but I really do not think Bush trusts them enough to deal with them.