Smart Power?


More like felony stupid:

Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad’s use of WMDs

Iran is enduring economic sanctions designed to slow the country’s nuclear weapons program, but President Obama’s team thought the regime might abandon dictator Bashar Assad over his use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war.

Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, hoped that a team of UN investigators — many of whom, presumably, have a longstanding relationship with Iranian leaders — could write a report that would convince Iran to abandon its ally at the behest of the United States.

“We worked with the UN to create a group of inspectors and then worked for more than six months to get them access to the country on the logic that perhaps the presence of an investigative team in the country might deter future attacks,” Power said at the Center for American Progress as she made the case for intervening in Syria.

“Or, if not, at a minimum, we thought perhaps a shared evidentiary base could convince Russia or Iran — itself a victim of Saddam Hussein’s monstrous chemical weapons attacks in 1987-1988 — to cast loose a regime that was gassing it’s people,” she said.


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39 Responses to Smart Power?

  1. The Klown says:

    How did these people manage to win two elections?

  2. lyn says:

    The World is not Omerica.

  3. votermom says:

    We should consider committing Samantha Power – seems like she’s a danger to herself and everyone around her.

  4. helenk3 says:

    I just made it rain in Hemet California. all week look we got flash flood warnings, dark clouds and NO rain. This morning I paid to get my windows washed and now it is pouring rain

  5. The ultimate sign of a diplomatic amateur is assuming another’s motivations are the same as your own. “It all seemed so reasonable”. {{facepaln}}

  6. wmcb says:

    Good God. I may have to revise my “They’re evil” theory. It now seems possible that they are weapons grade stupid and entirely insulated from reality.

    How clueless do you have to be to think that Iran would ever cooperate with the United States on anything, ever, for any reason? They’d slit their own throats before they would make us look good. And our fucking president and UN Ambassador didn’t know this???

    • wmcb says:

      This is what comes from a government almost entirely comprised of people from academia and think tanks and endless elected offices and bureaucracies.

      NONE of these people has ever lived in the real world. Not for a fucking day. And it shows.

    • DandyTIger says:

      You can’t fix stupid.

    • t says:

      This was the crew that thought the Republicans would agree with whatever stupid shi…whatever brilliant idea they came up with. So why not the world too?

      The definition of narcissism and naivety.

  7. leslie says:

    That, by the way, is one of the creepier pictures. I’m just getting ready to leave work for the week and I’ll have this picture in my head. ugghhhh

  8. The Klown says:

    I was a little bored so I thought about going to see a movie. I checked the local listings at two theaters, both with multiple screens.

    Not one single movie I was interested in seeing.

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  10. DeniseVB says:

    Hey kids, I took a tea trolly rant on the last thread and turned it into a’nother rant on my bloggie. Enjoy:

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  12. swanspirit says:

    When you lose THE POPE you are in deep doo

    Pope Tweets Against Syria Strike, Writes Putin, Plans Saturday Vigil

    To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution,” the Pope urged. “Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community.”

    Read more:

  13. driguana says:

    Some really good comments and info in this post…thanks.

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