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Why Wonít We Face Iranís Evil?
NRO ^ | Dec. 1, 2009 | Mona Charen

Posted on 12/01/2009 7:56:14 AM PST by nuconvert

We must overcome our self-delusions about the enemy.

When tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets last spring and braved the most brutal repression the regime could inflict, Michael Ledeen was the least surprised man in Washington. In season and out, Ledeen has chronicled the profound weakness of the mullahocracy and its deep unpopularity with the Iranian people. Impatiently, year after year, he has identified opportunities for the United States to help the people of Iran replace their sinister and menacing rulers. After each new post on the subject, Ledeen signed off with, “Faster please.”

In Accomplice to Evil, Ledeen seems almost out of patience. The failure to grapple with the challenge of Iran is more than a strategic failure, he argues; it’s a moral failure. Just as few in the democratic countries took Adolf Hitler at his word when he repeatedly promised to dominate the world and kill all the Jews; and few could squarely acknowledge the genocidal lengths to which the Communists would go; so today the threat from the radical Islamists is minimized, whitewashed, or wished away.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; ledeen; monacharen

1 posted on 12/01/2009 7:56:15 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

POtuS is one of them?


2 posted on 12/01/2009 7:57:08 AM PST by jessduntno (Take a minute and watch it: -> http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=uoeuh-EGj7s <-)
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To: nuconvert

Too much like looking into a mirror for the zero.


3 posted on 12/01/2009 7:57:14 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: nuconvert
Why Won’t We Face Iran’s Evil?

Answer = Obama

4 posted on 12/01/2009 7:58:18 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: nuconvert

Our dear reader likes the terrorists.


5 posted on 12/01/2009 8:00:50 AM PST by Tarpon (To destroy the people's liberties, you poison their morals ...)
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To: nuconvert
Why Won’t We Face Iran’s Evil?

Logical conclusion:


6 posted on 12/01/2009 8:03:57 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: nuconvert

Because the only option we have left is direct military action, and we sure as hell aren’t going to see that in the next three or so years.


7 posted on 12/01/2009 8:05:43 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: nuconvert

Several related quotes:

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
-Isaiah 5:20

“Whoever says to the guilty ´You are innocent,´ peoples will curse him and nations denounce him. But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them.”
-Proverbs 24:23-25

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer


8 posted on 12/01/2009 8:20:39 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Well hang onto your sox.

Someone will act and in the meanwhile for the rate of development the problem is exponentially growing.

It would be ice if America could stand up again and be a leader as well as world policeman to make sure there is a continued peace.

This single shithole is going to be responsibe for many millions of lives and wars.


9 posted on 12/01/2009 8:21:43 AM PST by himno hero
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To: nuconvert

BO hates this country more than he hates Iran....


10 posted on 12/01/2009 8:23:02 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: nuconvert

Obama is too busy confronting the real enemy - Honduras.


11 posted on 12/01/2009 8:23:12 AM PST by stop_fascism (Georgism is Capitalism's best, last hope)
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To: stop_fascism

It is almost a law of history that the same wealth that generates a civilization announces its decay. For wealth produce ease as well as art; it softens a people to the ways of luxury and peace and invites invasion from stronger arms and hungrier mouths

- WILL DURANT
12 posted on 12/01/2009 8:25:29 AM PST by Scythian
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To: stop_fascism
Obama is too busy confronting the real enemy - Honduras the Fox News Channel.

Fixed.

13 posted on 12/01/2009 8:29:24 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: nuconvert

Because, Mona...our President wants them to succeed.


14 posted on 12/01/2009 8:31:51 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: nuconvert
Why Won't We Face Iran's Evil?

Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck!!!

15 posted on 12/01/2009 8:36:34 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: nuconvert
When tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets last spring

The Iranians that took to the streets were mostly city-living leftists, not country-living conservatives. Nobody will be throwing roses at us if we attack Iran on behalf of their socialists.

16 posted on 12/01/2009 8:55:33 AM PST by Reeses
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To: reagan_fanatic
"Because the only option we have left is direct military action, and we sure as hell aren’t going to see that in the next three or so years.

Then again, we may see directl military action by Israel and perhaps others. The Israeli Foreign Minister was a critical Arab country on the Gulf last week, which fears Iran and would make an excellent launch point for any attack on Iran.

17 posted on 12/01/2009 9:14:01 AM PST by cookcounty ("Let us not hear of the honor of men - Let us bind them with the chains of the Constitution")
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To: cookcounty
More and more, it seems other nations will have to go after Iran. ZERO is in over his head in foreign affairs, and other than his appeasement of Muslims and anti-semitic actions, doesn't seem to get involved (except Honduras!).
His determination on healthcare “reform” and crap and trade are his concerns—plus giving funds to ACORN for elections.
18 posted on 12/01/2009 9:39:23 AM PST by Achilles Heel
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To: Reeses
The "country-living conservatives" can't be counted on to back this regime any more. Ahmadinejad has to bus in "supporters" when he visits villages outside the big cities.

BTW - this is one of those poor "country-living conservative" villagers bringing roses to Americans who helped provide food & aid after the devestating Bam earthquake 6 yrs ago. They got very little help from their own gov't.

19 posted on 12/01/2009 10:40:28 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
Mullah bin-Obama won't attack your mullahs, sorry.

I'll suggest though, that five times every day, we should be able to sneak up behind our respective imamocrats and kick them in thier Mecca-facing butts.

It won't have much strategic impact, but it will offer emotional satisfaction.

Based on security around Imamobama, we shouldn't have any trouble accomplishing this on our end.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 12/01/2009 1:03:50 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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