Friday, September 21, 2012

Faux News Foolishness

The "news" network gets so much wrong in its effort to make the President look bad. They totally botched a story about the President meeting with a "pirate."

9 Comments:

At 8:46 PM, Anonymous Dennis said...

I guess they should have shown a picture of BHO with the $ 280k Champagne tower in the background at the Jay-Z- Beyonce party... or BHO in Vegas...or BHO on Letterman. Yes these things are far more important than a meeting with Netanyahu. The President's snubbing of Netanyahu and Israel has been one of the big disgraces of his Administration. With any other President (even Carter), we would have joined with Israel to defeat Iran. Tragically, BHO has put our and Israel's security at risk by not standing with the Israelis.

Dennis
"A 1/32 Cherokee Tea Party guy having fun"

"You may be sick of him, but I have to deal with him every day."-Barack Obama responding to Nicolas Sarkozy in reference to Netanyahu after Sarkozy called Netanyahu a liar.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Rob said...

I would be fine with that picture. Jay-Z and Beyonce are incredible talents who support the President. In case you didn't realize it, it take a ton of money to wage a political campaign.

There is nothing wrong with the U.S. relationship with Israel. I have a good number of Jewish friends - all of whom support President Obama.

Unlike Romney who seems to want to start another Middle Eastern war in Iran - President Obama has a far more sober approach. We need cool heads rather than saber rattling.

Quite honestly, I think Netanyahu is a liar and a real danger to world stability. Google "Netanyu lies" and read for yourself.

If you want U.S. policy to be driven by a war-mongering fool who likely won't be in power in Israel three years from now, that is fine, but it should come as no surprise that few policy experts outside of war-loving neocons actually think it would be a good idea.

Attacking Iran makes very little sense to our own economic stability. If you are prepared to take the word of Netanyahu, attack Iran, and pay $7/gallon of gas then good for you. Count me out.

 
At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Dennis said...

In your opinion, is Iran developing nuclear weapons?

Dennis

"A 1/32 Cherokee Tea Party guy having fun"

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Sure.

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Rob said...

You do know that Netanyahu's approval rating in Israel is 29 percent? It is very likely that he will soon be out.

You may want to read more about the costs and benefits of a pre-emptive attack on Iran. I suspect you rely on Rush and other saber rattling right wingers without actually looking at the issues.

At best, Iran is years away from having a nuclear bomb and probably just as important it would take years to develop its capability to deliver the bomb by missile.

 
At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Dennis said...

Professor, I'm not trying to be mean but the fact that Obama has some political support amoung Jews is totally irrelevant to the question of the soundness of our Israeli foreign policy. The current Prime Minister of Israel doesn't feel our relationship is sound, and in my opinion, that carries alot more weight.

Some questions:

1. Should Iran be allowed to complete its weapons program by building a nuclear weapon deliverable by a missile with a long enough range to reach Israel?

2. If the answer to question 1 is no, how do you propose to stop them?

Dennis
"A 1/32 Cherokee Tea Party guy having fun"

 
At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Dennis said...

How do you know that Iran is years away from developing a bomb and years away from being able to deliver it via missile?

Do you have friends working in the Iranian nuclear program?


Dennis
"A 1/32 Cherokee Tea Party guy having fun"

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Read the report and do just a little bit of research beyond what you seem to be getting from Rush et al.

When the threat is imminent then a military strike may be required. Until such time, contininuing to pursue diplomatic solutions makes perfect sense.

The current prime minister of Israel has an approval rating of 29 percent in his own country and won't be prime minister next year because his government will be sacked add Israelis will pick someone else. Netanyahu is known to "exaggerate" regularly and is recognized as a jerk by many world leaders who are U.S. allies. That is relevant in my opinion, but I suppose you might not care.

 
At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Dennis said...

Estimates of the timetable for Iran acquiring nuclear weapons capability vary. Which report are you referencing? When was it written? who wrote it? Were they allowed access to all sites in Iran? Israel can't afford to take chances here.

"When the threat is imminent then a military strike may be required. Until such time, contininuing to pursue diplomatic solutions makes perfect sense."

-So your strategy would be to give Iran plenty of time to harden their facilities against attack. Brilliant!!! Diplomacy hasn't worked so far, what makes you think it'll work in the future? Do you really think the Iranians can be trusted to abide by any committments they make??

"The current prime minister of Israel has an approval rating of 29 percent in his own country..."

-I'm surprised his approval rating is that high. Heroes like Netanyahu who uphold Western values and oppose animals such as Ahmedinanutjob and the band of Fascist Mullahs are regularly portrayed as "war mongers" and worse by the Left and Western media.

"Netanyahu is known to "exaggerate" regularly and is recognized as a jerk by many world leaders who are U.S. allies. "

-This is irrelevant. It doesn't matter what the Euroweenies and our own Appeaser in Chief think of Netanyahu. The Iranian threat is real.

Dennis
"A 1/32 Cherokee Tea Party guy having fun"

 

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