Iran: Back To The Future US 70's Style

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    Oh my, while some of us think 70's and Carter's wonderful handling of the embassy take over, it seems the Iranian's economy is retrograding to that of the 'Great Satan's' during that time period. Welcome to stagflation, Iran:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/11/wiran11.xml

     
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    Were it not for Bush's saber-rattling at Iran Imadinnerjacket would have long since been history.

    <center><a href=http://www.hoover.org/pubaffairs/dailyreport/archive/2855196.html>The current ambiguity about American plans for Iran strengthens hard-liners and weakens the prodemocratic movement because no one wants to appear unpatriotic.</a></center>

    But as the Iranian economy continues to falter under the leadership of Imadinnerjacket and the hardline mullah's, we should soon see a resurgence of the pro-democracy movement in Iran. Provided, of course, Chimpy and Co haven't provoked, or stumbled into, a shooting war with Iran. If that happens, all bets are off.

    <center><a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/23/opinion/23milani.html?ei=5070&en=59e077c7187e5256&ex=1173758400&pagewanted=print>What Scares Iran&#8217;s Mullahs?</a></center>
     
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    Now even the Clinton News Network is starting to show signs of sanity. I guess now the libs will rant how CNN is a conservative lap dog


    CNN Reporter: Artificial Iraq Deadline 'Serves Only America's Enemies'
    Posted by Mark Finkelstein on March 8, 2007 - 16:08.
    Something is happening on the ground in Iraq. Something that even certain representatives of the MSM can't deny. Earlier this week, as NewsBusters noted here and here, NBC's Brian Williams, reporting from Iraq, offered some unusually positive observations. Now comes this eye-opening exchange from earlier this afternoon on CNN International between host Jim Clancy and correspondent Michael Ware, also reporting from Iraq:

    JIM CLANCY: "The Democrats are pressing for a deadline, be it at the end of 2007, 2008 to bring all U.S. troops home. How is that going to affect General Petraeus, the Iraqi government and the Iraqis themselves?"

    MICHAEL WARE: "Well, Jim, certainly in terms of the Iraqis and the war that's being fought in the streets and the deserts of this country, I mean, what's happening over there, what the Democrats are saying about timetables may as well be happening on the planet Pluto for all that it counts, to the bloodshed and endless combat that we're seeing day in, day out. All that it does, anyone setting time frames like that without real pre-conditions, anyone trying to put artificial deadlines upon this conflict is only aiding the enemies, so-called, of America, al Qaeda and Iran. It allows them some leverage to know when to put the pressure on, to know that the clock is ticking and to know where the pressure points are.

    WARE: "So, in terms of the battle, day-to-day here, General Petraeus isn't looking more forward than five or six months. He's trying to make this surge work. But in terms of the broader strategic framework, it serves only America's enemies."

    Nancy & Harry, are you listening?

    http://newsbusters.org/node/11288
     
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    You really should quit while you're ahead, old son. All that your little cut-and-paste points to is just how absurd the myth of the "liberal news media" truly is.
     
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    I do not Grok this claim. Carter certainly did not rattle sabers at Iran. Methinks the Mullah Hardliners hate us no matter what we do.
     
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    Now now, he did send those helos with no cover into the dust storm. :eusa_naughty:
     
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    Pffffttttt.

    That's like bombing an aspirin factory.

    :lol:
     
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    Well I think that is called 'gravitas' in some circles. :evil:
     
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    Yes, in some enclosed belief systems, such thinking would be internally consistent.
     

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