Thursday, June 5, 2014

Iran Asserts U.S. Will Not Use Force

                                                        Iran Asserts U.S. Will Not Use Force

Tehran, Iran – Speaking from a stage decorated with a banner proclaiming “America cannot do a damn thing,” Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday asserted that the Obama administration had taken the option of military intervention to resolve conflicts off the table. “They have renounced the idea of any military actions” he said.

     This is from an article in the New York Times reprinted in Thursday’s Minneapolis Star & Tribune.

     Apparently so. We couldn’t even keep them from putting up that ‘damn’ banner. Perhaps we are in negotiations to see if they would be willing to take it down. Maybe we could release a few more insurgents from Gitmo.

     The article goes on to state that ‘the remarks by Khamenei…amounted to his first public reaction to President Obama’s commencement speech last week at the U.S. Military Academy in which he asserted that the United States has other ways of carrying out foreign policy besides military force. Having the best hammer, he said, does not mean that “every problem is a nail.” ‘

    I’m pretty sure that every other president in our history knew this as well. But that doesn’t mean you renounce the hammer or cut it out of your budget.

     And what a strange venue for Obama to make those remarks.

     I am picturing president Reagan addressing the Screen Actor’s Guild in Hollywood.

“There are other ways of entertaining people besides acting. Having the best role-players doesn’t mean we should never be ourselves.”

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