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Posted on 05/08/2015 7:48:07 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
Obama and a Nuclear Iran in the Middle East Iran and suspension of disbelief
The term suspension of disbelief - coined in 1817 by the philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridgerefers to a willingness to suspend ones critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; sacrificing reality, common sense, doubt and complexity on the altar of a pretend reality, convenience and oversimplification; infusing a semblance of truth into an untrue narrative.
Suspension of disbelief characterized the 1977-79 President Carter policy toward Iran, energizing Ayatollah Khomeini, ignoring or underestimating his track record and his radical, supremacist and violent worldview. The betrayal of the Shah transformed Teheran from the US policeman in the Gulf to the worst enemy of the US.
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The counter to that is you certainly can ignore reality, but you cannot ignore the consequences of reality. - Tom
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