Sunday, April 18, 2010

Secretary Gates Warns Obama Is Clueless on Iran

In a "secret" memo, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has warned Socialist President Obama that his Administration does not have a strategic plan for dealing with Iran's development of nuclear weapons. It must be true because otherwise, one would think that Gates would know what it is since he is the Secretary of Defense. Obama, the Community Organizer, thinks he can give a good speech with lots of smiles and make problems go away. That might work on the streets of Chicago; but it will not work on the world stage. This one is really very simple; though troubling. Either the Russians and the Chinese support meaningful sanctions that will make it impossible for the Iranian Regime to stay in power, or military action will be necessary to take out Iran's nuclear facilities. What else is there to talk about?

So, President Obama needs to advise the Russians and the Chinese of their options; either they support meaningful sanctions, or we wipe out Iran's nuclear facilities. Given that option and the likely conseqences, it is more likely that the Russians and Chinese will play ball. Otherwise, unless Obama plays hardball, it is likely that Iran will have nuclear weapons in the next year or two. It is doubtful that the Israeli's will tolerate a nuclear Iran so though they may not be able to knock out all of Iran's nuclear facilities, they will act if we don't. That is why meaningful sanctions as a last resort must be the first option. And, if sanctions don't work, President Obama must be prepared to take military action. Given that Iran supports Islamic Terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah and perhaps Al Queda, we cannot allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. It is just too dangerous.

President Obama talks a good game; but he is clearly not Ronald Reagan, or either of the Bush's and the Iranians know it. They are betting that when push comes to shove, Obama will not use military action to take out their Nukes. Obama needs to send the fleet, with the missles to do the job to the area to make it very clear that the US is prepared to take military action. And, then there must be deadline dates for implementation of meaningful sanctions, or military action. This is International Relations 325. Oh wait a minute, I forgot, Obama did not take that course. Obama studied Community Organizing in his feel good courses rather than hard ball International Relations. As Teddy Roosevelt once said, "We must walk softly; but carry a big stick." We have been walking softly for years concerning Iran; it is now time for the stick unless we are prepared to accept a nuclear Iran.

Plan B would be arming Israel and perhaps other Arab countries, hostile to Iran, with nuclear weapons, the delivery system to hit Iran and missle defense in order to maintain the balance of power in the region. Plan B is not the best option; but if we allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, this is the likely outcome one way or another.

President Obama is not up to the job as Commander and Chief. No one should feel safer with Obama at the helm. As a result, it is critical that we take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing Conservatives who support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulations, a strong national defense, real energy independence and health care reform, term limits, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. Most important, we must elect Conservatives who support the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, not as contrived by our current Socialist President, former Presidents, Congresses or the Courts. This is the winning platform. We have to take back our country to insure our national defense. We can do it. We must do it.

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