June 02, 2009
The most naive man alive
Obama says Iran's energy concerns are legitimate.
Hopefully he'll step out for a burger at some point and have some guy explain to him that Iran has the third largest oil reserves in the world and if anyone *doesn't* have an energy issue, it's them.
I hate when liberals overuse "scary" or "frightening" to describe things like Bush administration cutbacks on aid to honeybees, so I'm going to say this is really just alarming. I thought Obama was an empty suit who would say anything to get elected, I didn't think he was an idiot. But, dude. DUDE. Who says this? "President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it proves by the end of the year that its aspirations are peaceful." He's counting on Iran, Iran to prove their nuclear ambitions are peaceful? Are you serious, man? He can't really be that stupid, can he?
I know I'm going to get a chorus of Obama-haters saying yes, he can be that stupid. But I would love to hear from Obama-fans on this. What are you guys thinking when he does and says stuff like this? Are you blindly giving him the benefit of the doubt that he's not a total moron who is counting on freaking IRAN to do the right thing? Are you hoping he's got some top-secret angle on this that we're not seeing? Or, are you guys actually counting on Iran to do the right thing too? I seriously hope it's not the latter. It would be one thing to think my president is dumb as rocks, quite another to imagine a majority of my countrymen are too.
Posted by Karol at June 2, 2009 11:37 AM
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I'm far from an Obama supporter, but I'll add a tiny bit of nuance: Iran has oil, but they have nothing in the way of refinery capacity. They are a net importer of refined products--including gasoline and fuel oil. It's actually a pretty significant point of leverage we have, and why blockades would work well on them. So their lack of fuel oil capacity may mean that they could have civilian uses for nuclear power.
That said, the Iranian government could very easily solve their problem without nuclear power by not driving their economy into the ground, and allowing investment in the energy sector. Then again, if corrupt, quasi-religious despots were that enlightened, we wouldn't have a problem with a nuclear Iran. So it goes.
why are you shocked?.....this is typical liberal foreign policy from a liberal president.
Nikhil, it's far easier and cheaper to build those needed refineries (common technology that's been around for decades) rather than "investing" several times more in nuclear technology that relatively few countries have.
Refineries just don't have as much "kick" in other uses, though.
Oh, I completely agree. And the idea of a nuclear Iran under its current management is, indeed, scary as all hell. I was just noting that the Iranian civilian power supply is not as plentiful as their oil reserves would indicate.
And why exactly is 'nucahlar' power ok for Iran and not ok for the United States? Why isn't he suggesting they use windfarms and solar power? Could anyone explain that?
Unlike the Zionist enemy, Iran is very much concerned about the impact of carbon emissions on the planet. We have been at the forefront of going green. If you followed our government, you would know that it was one of two key campaign pledges of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - that and women's rights, of course.
My brother in Islam, Mohammed Abdel Nu'ke, speaks the truth about The Islamic Republic of Iran's fierce commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
Just think about it; if The Islamic Republic of Iran wipes the illegitimate Zionist enemy off the map, there will be fewer carbon emissions emanating from the Middle East---particularly since the illegitimate Zionist enemy is a first world industrial state which generates substantially more carbon emissions than all of its neighbors.
Additionally, if The Islamic Republic of Iran successfully wipes out the illegitimate Zionist enemy, it will bring "a peaceful, easy, feeling" (my apologies to The Eagles) to The Islamic Republic of Iran.
Therefore, a nuclear Islamic Republic of Iran will result in both the reduction of carbon emissions and the proliferation of peace.