Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Bush Gets An Endorsement, From IRAN!

President Bush just got an endorsement from a place he doesn't want, the country of Iran. This would go against what they have been saying in campaigning in the last months, that terrorists want John Kerry. So the Axis of Evil country of Iran who have sponsored terrorists for years and had some involvement in training some of the highjackers from 9/11 (according to the 9/11 Commission Report) are pulling for Bush.

From the article Iran explained some of their reasons.

"Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans," said Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body. "We haven't seen anything good from Democrats," Rowhani told state-run television.

Rowhani explained, "We should not forget that most sanctions and economic pressures were imposed on Iran during the time of Clinton. And we should not forget that during Bush's era---despite his hard-line and baseless rhetoric against Iran---he didn't take, in practical terms, any dangerous action against Iran."

Iranian political analyst Mohsen Mofidi said "Democrats usually insist on human rights and they will have more excuses to pressure Iran."

We do know from history that the Reagan Administration traded arms for hostages with Iran, but later when Iran and Iraq were at war arms were supplied to both sides. After the war Rumsfeld was sent to Iraq to shake Saddam Hussein's hand, to develop a better relationship with Iraq. Iran and Iraq have been bitter enemies so turning Iraq into chaos helped Iran.

We can drag Halliburton into this. During Dick Cheney's time as CEO of Halliburton, they had been caught trading with Iran and Libya two countries that by law were not to be traded with. Halliburton had violated trading with the enemy law. So maybe Iran sees Dick Cheney the Vice President as an ally.

When Cheney and Bush during campaigns had suggested that terrorists would favor Kerry, I thought what a bunch of hooey. Terrorists probably don't care who our president is. But wait, Iran, a terrorist state, wants Bush. Can we expect North Korea to endorse Bush next?

You can bet Bush didn't want the public endorsement of Iran. "It's not an endorsement we'll be accepting anytime soon," Bush campaign spokesman Scott Stanzel said. "Iran should stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons and if they continue in the direction they are going, then we will have to look at what additional action may need to be taken including looking to the U.N. Security Council."

But as Hasan Rowhani said, "...despite his hard-line and baseless rhetoric against Iran---he didn't take, in practical terms, any dangerous action against Iran." So Scott Stanzel is probably only offering empty rhetoric.

It all seems so humorous. I can just imagine Bush/Cheney lawn signs going up all over Iran.


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