Carol Platt Liebau: Something Rotten

Monday, January 30, 2006

Something Rotten

Sounds like the State Department has been soft on Iran -- that is, unwilling to take any proactive measures that might actually help defuse the emerging crisis.

Also sounds like Newt Gingrich's critique of the department, albeit in the Iraq context, was dead right.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

More Clinton bureaucrats at work?

11:16 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

There's also the possibility that much work on the Iranian front has been done out of the public eye. It could be that while the US was liberating Iraq and birthing democracy in the Middle East, we were also quietly and secretly pursuing objectives to isolate the mullahs in Iran. And maybe, just maybe, those efforts have been successful to the point of forcing the Iranian crazies to take desperate measures to hang on to power. Perhaps the current nuclear situation is the culmination of those efforts. Possibly the Administration has pushed Iran into a corner where the whole world will support forceful actions against them - all the while the U.S. has kept themselves from appearing beligerent or aggressive.


I tend to believe we should have been taking a hardline stance all along while openly supporting revolution from within.

6:16 AM  

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