Skip to comments.Sending Kerry To Iran? A Throughly Bad Idea (Barry Rubin Alert)
Posted on 12/27/2009 11:24:21 AM PST by goldstategop
The story of the United States and Iran regarding sanctions and pressures reminds me of Woody Allen's joke in the film "Sleeper" after he awakes following 2000 years asleep: My analyst was a strict Freudian and if I'd been going four times a week all this time I'd be cured by now.
The proposal to send Senator John Kerry to Iran is one more signal that the Obama Administration seemingly will do anything to avoid, or at least postpone, increasing sanctions on Iran because of that country's nuclear weapons' drive. Such a move can only be taken by Tehran as further proof--in its eyes--of American cowardice. Obviously, this gambit would gain nothing.
In addition, the choice of Kerry is a very bad one. Despite his distinguished appearance and unearned reputation for international sophistication, Kerry is known in the Senate as one of its dumbest and least accomplished members. In 30 years, he has not initiated a single idea, piece of legislation, or even memorable speech.
And, of course, he would be eager to make somealmost any--deal for his own personal glory and reluctant to be really tough lest he, and the Obama Administration which he supports, would appear to be a failure.
This is a terrible choice and it sends a dangerous signal. Hopefully, Iran's regime will reject it. Nowadays we are reduced to hoping that our enemies' arrogance and intransigence will force democratic governments to get a backbone.
This observation by Barry Rubin says its all about Kerry's qualifications to be Obama's emissary to Tehran:
Kerry is known in the Senate as one of its dumbest and least accomplished members. In 30 years, he has not initiated a single idea, piece of legislation, or even memorable speech.
Dumb, dumber, and dumberer. Here's betting even the mullahs turn Kerry down.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
If he stays there: A good idea.
Great idea. With luck, they will hold him hostage.
Too bad he's the last person anyone would want as a hostage...
Not letting him come back? A Thoroughly Excellent idea!
Unfortunately very true.
Hey John, why the long face?
After we are nuked by these bugs, Obama’s administration and the dems will loudly proclaim, “The System Worked”.
Maybe they’ll arrest him ....
With luck, they will hold him hostage.
Doggone it, you beat me, and I so wanted to be first to say it.
Especially, if he takes that other traitor Harkin with him.
If he stays there: A good idea.”
Exactly....Give him a one-way ticket and passport only.
Put him of the no-fly list!!
I really hope I live long enough to piss on this POS's grave.
lol just what I was thinking
I agree, this is a great idea...Send him on full diplomatic orders to deliver a stern note, warning that continued nuclear weapons development would be met by stiff sanctions...
Ohhhh, I’m wee weeing and shaking in muh boots...
Not if it’s just a one-way ticket
I think it would be a good idea. Tell him to go stick his head inside some of these centrifuges to make sure they don’t have any high grade uranium in them.
Only if Iran keeps him.