Saturday, September 2, 2006

Pres. Bush on Iran

President Bush delivered an important speech to the American Legion Convention on Thursday and he mentioned Iran in parts of his speech. It is interesting to note that while White House is getting tough on Iran, the US State Dept is trying to be soft with the mullahs of Iran and issues a visa to the terror master Mullah Khatami.

That's what Pres. Bush said about Iran in his speech:
    This summer's crisis in Lebanon has made it clearer than ever that the world now faces a grave threat from the radical regime in Iran. The Iranian regime arms, funds, and advises Hezbollah, which has killed more Americans than any terrorist network except al Qaeda. The Iranian regime interferes in Iraq by sponsoring terrorists and insurgents, empowering unlawful militias, and supplying components for improvised explosive devices. The Iranian regime denies basic human rights to millions of its people. And the Iranian regime is pursuing nuclear weapons in open defiance of its international obligations.

    We know the death and suffering that Iran's sponsorship of terrorists has brought, and we can imagine how much worse it would be if Iran were allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Many nations are working together to solve this problem. The United Nations passed a resolution demanding that Iran suspend its nuclear enrichment activities. Today is the deadline for Iran's leaders to reply to the reasonable proposal the international community has made. If Iran's leaders accept this offer and abandon their nuclear weapons ambitions, they can set their country on a better course. Yet, so far, the Iranian regime has responded with further defiance and delay. It is time for Iran to make a choice. We've made our choice: We will continue to work closely with our allies to find a diplomatic solution -- but there must be consequences for Iran's defiance, and we must not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.
I only have this to say to Bush: Please bring those consequences upon the Iranian regime faster.

And one thing one notices in new speeches made by the president of the US is that he is taking on the enemies of the US more directly and calls them for what they are. That's a good sign and may be showing us that White House is back on track of hunting down the enemies of the US in the proper fashion and as we expected.


Sherry said...

Winston, you need to remember that Bush has to deal with those leftist weenies (Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton, Dean)in the Congress before he can do anything.

Amir said...

It is very nice of Pres. Bush to think about Iranian people and not about the people of Saudi Arabia or Jordan, who are even more oppressed by their rulers, whose human rights are being violated on a daily basis, whose countrymen masterminded the tragic events of 9/11, and whose political system is called kingdomship. We, Iranians are special, right?

Winston said...

Yep, we are special! People of Saudi Arabia and Jordan have no desire to be free or democratic. But we do and WE appreciate Bush's endorsement of democracy in Iran. That's great!
Sherry, that's why you got to vote in November and elect a Republican majority Senate & House of Representative. Becuz if those idiot defeatists win the election they will bring hell upon Bush and will have him undo whatever he has already done. It mustn't happen. You should help us by re-electing a republican run senate and house.

Rosemary said...

Dear Winston,
I am torn. I am very glad to see he is back in step, but I worry about the Iranian people. Damn it. Why does it always have to hurt?

Amir said...

"WE appreciate Bush's endorsement of democracy in Iran"

Well, the history says something else about U.S. foreign policy. The fact about it is: "Democracy my ...; Be a puppet, and Rule".

I don't blame them, because it is in their national interests.

Winston said...

dude, why don't you understand that supporting so-called dictators belonged to pre-9/11 era and they now admit to their mistakes of pre-Sept,11th. Now, Bush clearly says that those mistakes brought 9/11 and major terror attacks upon the US and now thats why they are supporting democracy through mideast.

That's your absolute weakness if you think foreigners can rule you and your country. I get their help, I thank them for it but won't let them rule me afterwards and that's not their intention though. I do understand them and I want to believe that they are not my enemies. My enemies are Mullahs of Iran and their sympathizers in the western world. Period

Anonymous said...

wow! Winston, great response to this, IRI apologist, amir! took the words right out of my mouth.

Anonymous said...

The most important part of the speech:

"The war we fight today is more than a military conflict; it is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century. (Applause.) On one side are those who believe in the values of freedom and moderation -- the right of all people to speak, and worship, and live in liberty. And on the other side are those driven by the values of tyranny and extremism -- the right of a self-appointed few to impose their fanatical views on all the rest. As veterans, you have seen this kind of enemy before. They're successors to Fascists, to Nazis, to Communists, and other totalitarians of the 20th century. And history shows what the outcome will be: This war will be difficult; this war will be long; and this war will end in the defeat of the terrorists and totalitarians, and a victory for the cause of freedom and liberty. (Applause.)"

Finally, the Bush adminstration is realizing that the issue is not nuclear weapons and there is much more at stake here than a couple of nuclear warhead in the hands of murderous regimes such as Iran.

Anonymous said...

Iran has to make a choice. Does Iran want to be a nation state or an instrument of jihad and a violent cause vis a vis, Islamic Empire or caliphate.

Sherry said...

I've always voted for a republican and will do so again. I will admit something very true to all Iranians living in exile. The majority that I have talked with have always been respectful and kind.

Ok, now I ask for advice on any good music. Suggestions???

Amir said...

"Now, Bush clearly says that those mistakes brought 9/11 and major terror attacks upon the US and now thats why they are supporting democracy through mideast."

Dear Winston:

So the Bush administration is supposed to support democracy in Saudi Arabia, whose citizens masterminded the 9/11. I don't see that, do you? Although Iran's political system is way much more democratic (still not acceptable to me) than Suadi Arabia, I see the Iranian mullahs being pushed more harshly than the king's family in Saudi Arabia. Again I get to the aforementioned point: "Democracy my ...; Be a puppet, and Rule"

About your second paragraph:
I guess we both share the idea that Mullahs should not rule our country. However, I don't share the point that foreign governments, their forces, or their bombs, can help us achieve a fully-democratic government. I would rather ask them to back off and not interfere with what we are capable of doing. If those foreign countries that show a great deal of enthusiasm to see a democratic government in Iran, hadn't beheaded the democratic movements in Iran, we wouldn't have been in the misery we are in now.

Winston said...

Amir, you are wrong again on Saudi Arabia which had a sort of semi-democratic elections couple of months ago. It wouldnt happen without the US push. And moreover, you know nothing about Saudi Arabian people and culture. If they push them to embrace Democracy in one night they will all die of heart attack. Remember people of saudi arabia dont want the type of democracy we r talking about. Their government wants to reform but their people are reluctant.

Now that Iranians r special, we should grab the support of free world and put the mullahs in trash bin of history.

Thats what you dont understand and may never understand...

Maya M said...

Winston, I think you are right that the average Iranian is much more ready for democracy than the average Arab.
I remember that after Sept. 11 there was a candlelight vigil in Tehran. I haven't read about any rallies of public support for the Sept. 11 victims in any Arab country.