Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Groundwork for Iran war?

Just ran across this piece of amazing work:

Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate passed the Lieberman-Kyl amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill last month by a 76-22 vote. The amendment, which calls for the use of "military instruments" to "combat, contain, and roll back the violent activities" of the "Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran," is viewed by many as a call to arms against Iran. Democratic presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton voted for the amendment, while fellow senators and presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain chose not to vote at all. Oregon's Sen. Ron Wyden voted against the amendment.

Anyways, So basically Hillary and all the republikons want to nuke Iran... alright! Sign me up! Oh darn, I'm too old now. :(

The most ironic part of this is that most Iranians love America and our culture (go figure...), and there continues to be a secular movement that just won't go away. While it is by no means on par with Turkey, Iran is a Republic - and with the majority of its population under the age of 30 and infatuated by the US, one would think a better pro-democratic strategy for Iran would be to encourage these youths - it won't be too long before they're running the country. Free Britney Spears DVDs for the kiddies?

Anyways, great stuff! Almost as good as the vote in September by Congress to condemn for criticizing (gasp! Free Speech?!) General Petraeus. Something about this just reminds me of ancient Rome... and yes, our Senators are just as spineless (brainless?) as they were during the Roman Empire.

Oregonians, take note for which Oregon Congressman voted for it: Peter DeFazio, David Wu, Greg Walden (an R), Diane Hooley (another R).

The big Blue and Wyden voted nay (cheers!)

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