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April 15, 2006

i've never liked the guy

I've never been a big fan of British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He's too damn wishy-washy. He reminds me too much of Bill Clinton, except for the fact that Blair can keep his dick in his pants and Clinton can't.

Blair announced that Britain cannot offer any military support for a strike on Iran. Maybe he can't. His country probably is stretched pretty thin with the commitments it has already. Britain may not be able to help even if it wanted to.

But I believe that Blair was wrong to ANNOUNCE NOW that Britain planned to stay the hell out of the fray if things in Iran really came to a boil. That's exactly how Iran's nutball leaders expect to get away with making their nukes.

Way to go, Tony. PROVE to the Iranian mullahs that they're correct when they talk about the USA (and by implication, the West in general) a "decaying power" lacking the "stamina" to block Iran's ambitions. Show those bastards how wrong they are, Tony. Whine and quit before the fight even starts.

Rewrite history while you're at it:

While the sense of crisis over Iran has been escalated by the fiery rhetoric between Tehran and the West - particularly Washington - many within the British government are now convinced that the impasse can be resolved by repeating the same sort of painstaking diplomatic activity that returned Libya to the international fold.

"Painstaking diplomatic activity?" I seem to recall that the diplomacy used to bring Libya and Khadaffi to their senses was an air strike that destroyed Khadaffi's palace and sent him scurrying off to hide in the desert until his ears stopped ringing, which took a couple of years. That's the kind of diplomacy these camel-jockeys understand. Anything less is a sign of weakness.

Strange... I recall that just a couple of years ago, pundits were predicting a revolution in Iran. The people were going to rise up and cast out the mullahs. Looks like they were wrong.

And anybody who thinks that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doesn't need to be stepped on like the cockroach he is... well, they're wrong, too.

Comments

A-Man, I think the quote about painstaking diplomacy re:Lybia refers to the moves which more recently got Khadaffi to give up all his nuke equipment. But this, too, most probably involved Khadaffi's response to the Iraq invasion, though a bunch of morons are claiming it didn't. Somewhere Khadaffi was reported to say something to the effect that Bush's invasion of Iraq scared the shit out of him. [I know I read the alleged quote.]

Prior to that the "diplomacy" had been going on for something like 19 years, if I recall correctly. The British probably got in on it more recently than that, and were given some credit for making "progress" at a faster rate - yet noted only after the fact of Khadaffi's capitulation, thus possibly not due to great strides which were going to be successful on their own.

But nobody is going to negotiate Iran out of its nuke program, imho. So, "Squish, Squash - kill that Roach." [Black 60's song alleging to be soley about a new dance, not in any way referring to the police as it seemed to, given that particular era's mood.]

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on April 16, 2006 02:36 AM

If you can tell he's an asshole from over there, pity us who have to live under the little creep.
Dont despair, no British involvenent means except for the SAS, our Pathfinder squadrons and the Navy frigates who help with your carrier battle group defence screens. All those lot are already out there you see.

Posted by: robert in england on April 16, 2006 07:30 AM

"The people were going to rise up and cast out the mullahs. Looks like they were wrong."

It ain't over til it's over.

And to those that compare this to American defeat in Viet Nam I'll ask; What happened to the Soviet Union?

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on April 18, 2006 07:10 AM
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