I'm sure Obama has no knowledge of this stupidity either
Didn't you know we control everything? Can't you tell from the spiral of the dollar, the price of oil and gold? Can't you tell? Huh?Iran's bad behavior blamed on Bush by Obama's most senior military adviser
By Rowan Scarborough - Sen. Barack Obama's most senior military adviser says President Bush is to blame for Iran's bad behavior.
March 15, 2008
Maybe McPeak never heard of MEMRI, which only goes back to Clinton. Or maybe he never read Khomeini's words. Looks like Mr Bush has no monopoly on having incompetent people in his employ.
The assessment from an interview with retired Air Force Gen. Merrill McPeak provides a glimpse into how an Obama administration would deal with Iran.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called repeatedly for the destruction of Israel, is pursuing nuclear weapons in the opinion of some national security experts, and his Revolutionary Guard is training Iraqis to kill American military personnel in Iraq.
Earlier this month, Mr. Ahmadinejad said of Israel, "the world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast."
In the view of Gen. McPeak, the most-senior retired officer to back Mr. Obama's presidential run, Iran's behavior is a reaction to Mr. Bush's tough talk.
They were SCARED, douchebag.
"They were a big enemy of the Taliban," the retired four-star general (McPeak) said. "They cooperated with us quite completely in the initial phases of our Afghanistan operation.
Iran is HOUSING and shielding some of Al Qaeda, did so from the start. Iran's long term objective parallel Al Qaeda with respect to Dar al Harb, but I guess you've never heard of that.And it was us that insulted them by including them in the 'axis of evil' and making sure they understood we didn't like them very much."
Gen. McPeak, an Obama campaign co-chairman, was referring to Mr. Bush's post-September 11 speech in which he referred to North Korea, Iraq and Iran as an "axis of evil."
"That drove us apart," Gen. McPeak said. "Obama's idea is: 'Why not talk to them? Why not see if there isn't some common ground?' Certainly, the fight against al Qaeda would be one of them."
Mr. Obama who will, if the MSM even mentions this, deny his knowledge of his key adviser's thoughts, and/or deny he is a key adviser, and/or say as he did with Zbig, he only had lunch with him once continues to demonstrate, thru the people he appoints to deal with the day to day minutiae of operations in what would be his admin, that he is completely unfit for the job, and will be far worse than Bush in any measurable objective way . Prepare yourselves for more Islamic republics if he is elected, and/or the caliphate. His people, who after all, reflect his beliefs are simply deluded, or incompetent or lazy or stubborn about their ideal views of the world or some combination of all four.
National security officials note that Iran's rogue behavior long predates Mr. Bush's speech. In June 2001, the Justice Department indicted 13 members of a pro-Iranian group, Saudi Hezbollah, for carrying out the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American service members in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Hezbollah, a terrorist group, held regular meetings in Iran, the FBI said.
"With all due respect to General McPeak, what drives the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran apart -- and has since 1979 -- is the unwavering antipathy of the regime in Tehran towards the United States, its ally Israel, and freedom-loving, non-Islamist nations more generally," said Frank Gaffney, a Pentagon policy-maker in the Reagan administration who heads the Center for Security Policy.
Added Mr. Gaffney: "It is not simply naive, it is reckless to ignore serial statements by the mullahs and their front man, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, about a world without America, their goons parading in Iranian cities shouting 'Death to America,' their active efforts to kill and maim Americans and Iraqis in the hope of defeating the United States in Iraq, and rendering the latter an oil-rich satellite and new safe-haven for Iranian-backed terror, and accumulating evidence that Iran's Hezbollah proxies and their intelligence agents are developing cells capable of unleashing deadly violence here as well as elsewhere.
"Even an individual without appreciable expertise in such matters, like Senator Obama, should be able to discern these realities. It is inexplicable how a professional military officer like General McPeak could fail to do so."
Mr. Obama, who leads in the race for the Democrats' presidential nomination, has said he will meet with any leader of any state, including Iran's Mr. Ahmadinejad, without preconditions.