Monday, September 27, 2010

Ahmanutjob, You're a Nut Job

And what a nut job he is!  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in New York at the U.N. last week, spewing his usual chunks of hatred.  Front man for the Iranian theocracy, this guy is nothing more than the mouthpiece for a very scary regime.  I still remember a T-shirt hanging from the rafters in the Bierstube in Whitefish, MT, that announced "Canada: 6, Iran: 0" after six American diplomats were hidden from the Iranians for months by Canadian embassy staff in Tehran, then smuggled back to freedom using government-approved fake Canadian passports.  Now we are confronted by this waste of skin.  Unfortunately bombing the bejesus out of Iran is a bad idea because the vast majority of the educated middle class there are as secular as the current regime will allow - and surprisingly pro-western.  Where many of them draw the line, not surprisingly, is that although they hate their radical overlords they would take up arms to defend their country if attacked.  In other words, bombing Iran would alienate the very people we hope would eventually triumph there.  (Funny how bombing always tends to alienate.)  Our only hope is to support the Iranian opposition movement, the dissidents who die or are thrown into prison every time they hold a demonstration.  The nutcrackers.