Chuck Schumer and A'jad

James Lewis
Well-informed observers think the world is edging closer to nuclear war than it has been since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The Tehran regime is unbalanced, even compared to folks like Nikita Khrushchev and Joseph Stalin. Unbalanced and suicide-glorifying national leaders should not have their trigger-fingers on nukes.  The Soviets never threatened to sacrifice their own people for the greater glory of Allah, but the Khomeini cult has done so for the last thirty years.

Just in the last week the Iranian fascisti threatened mass suicide attacks in the Gulf. Tehran's Arab neighbors are now building their own nuclear plants, to be ready for nuke weapons whenever Iran gets its own. Israel just destroyed a secret Iranian-North Korean-Syrian nuclear plant right at the border of Turkey and Iraq.  And one of our main pressure points on any sane regime in Tehran is the threat of force.

So Germany, France, Britain and the US are all trying to signal to the mullahs to be very careful, don't overstep the bounds, or else....

These are deadly serious issues of national survival. Except if you're Senator Charles Schumer, now in his Chuckie-the-schmendrick mode. For Chuckie, it's all domestic politics. According to the New York Observer,
Bombing Iran, says Chuck Schumer, would be a big political loser for Republican candidates in 2008. "It would change the landscape against them, big time," Mr. Schumer, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said about a scenario in which the Bush administration launches a military attack on Iran before leaving office. "I don't think they are likely to do it, because they are so weak-not because they are chastened-but I also think it is very likely to be a negative political for them."
You can bet that Ahmadi-Nejad and all the mullahs are reading Chuckie's little sneer today. The next time they get a stern warning from the United States, as aircraft carrier groups pass within bombing distance of Iran's nuke factories, they are going to wonder, "Does the evil Boosh mean it this time?" Because they're always teetering on the edge of sanity.

But now Chuckie is telling them not to worry. The Americans are just playing chicken. Go ahead and build those nukes! 

This is stupid and dangerous. Stupid, because I will never again vote for any Democrat who plays with our national security --- and millions of other Americans are thinking the same way. Stupid, because the mullahs will underestimate our national resolve. Stupid, because if Hillary gets elected she will have less leverage in foreign affairs. Islamic fascists are going to discount any threat of force from a Democrat President. They will just think they are dealing with Jimmy Carter.

And it's very dangerous for a United States Senator to talk that way in a time of war, because it makes the mullahs feel safer, and when they feel safe they become more dangerous.

Thanks, Chuckie.

James Lewis blogs at dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/
Well-informed observers think the world is edging closer to nuclear war than it has been since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The Tehran regime is unbalanced, even compared to folks like Nikita Khrushchev and Joseph Stalin. Unbalanced and suicide-glorifying national leaders should not have their trigger-fingers on nukes.  The Soviets never threatened to sacrifice their own people for the greater glory of Allah, but the Khomeini cult has done so for the last thirty years.

Just in the last week the Iranian fascisti threatened mass suicide attacks in the Gulf. Tehran's Arab neighbors are now building their own nuclear plants, to be ready for nuke weapons whenever Iran gets its own. Israel just destroyed a secret Iranian-North Korean-Syrian nuclear plant right at the border of Turkey and Iraq.  And one of our main pressure points on any sane regime in Tehran is the threat of force.

So Germany, France, Britain and the US are all trying to signal to the mullahs to be very careful, don't overstep the bounds, or else....

These are deadly serious issues of national survival. Except if you're Senator Charles Schumer, now in his Chuckie-the-schmendrick mode. For Chuckie, it's all domestic politics. According to the New York Observer,
Bombing Iran, says Chuck Schumer, would be a big political loser for Republican candidates in 2008. "It would change the landscape against them, big time," Mr. Schumer, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said about a scenario in which the Bush administration launches a military attack on Iran before leaving office. "I don't think they are likely to do it, because they are so weak-not because they are chastened-but I also think it is very likely to be a negative political for them."
You can bet that Ahmadi-Nejad and all the mullahs are reading Chuckie's little sneer today. The next time they get a stern warning from the United States, as aircraft carrier groups pass within bombing distance of Iran's nuke factories, they are going to wonder, "Does the evil Boosh mean it this time?" Because they're always teetering on the edge of sanity.

But now Chuckie is telling them not to worry. The Americans are just playing chicken. Go ahead and build those nukes! 

This is stupid and dangerous. Stupid, because I will never again vote for any Democrat who plays with our national security --- and millions of other Americans are thinking the same way. Stupid, because the mullahs will underestimate our national resolve. Stupid, because if Hillary gets elected she will have less leverage in foreign affairs. Islamic fascists are going to discount any threat of force from a Democrat President. They will just think they are dealing with Jimmy Carter.

And it's very dangerous for a United States Senator to talk that way in a time of war, because it makes the mullahs feel safer, and when they feel safe they become more dangerous.

Thanks, Chuckie.

James Lewis blogs at dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/