"..it's post 9/11; Iran was more or less an American ally. By being included in the axis of evil it turned the Iranian government in a completely different direction; it was a turning point in American politics and foreign policy"Maybe because they were uttered by someone in the media. Allahpundit has already fisked this nonsense but it's helpful to add the fact that Iran was almost certainly responsible for the bombing of the US barracks at the Khobar Towers in 1996 and was later identified in the 9/11 Commission as being helpful to the AQ terrorists in the September 11th attack and later found partially responsible by a federal judge.
So to say that Bush's identification of them as an enemy in any way affected their true intentions towards the United States is ludicrous, especially coming from a supposedly respected NBC foreign policy analyst. More likely what happened is they saw that Bush was no Clinton and rushed in a loud-mouth radical blowhard to their 'presidency' after Bush refused to deal with them as a way to scare us off. Now that another liberal is in the White House they've brought back a 'moderate' to make deals, and we're making deals.
Not to be outdone, the former Speaker of the House was interviewed today and said the following:
...we did not treat President Bush this way...this obstruction to President Obama is something quite stunning, and something quite different.Well, except for Articles of Impeachment being brought against him. Or the fact he issued 11 of his 12 total vetoes during the time period when Democrats ruled Congress under Bush, 2007-2008.
This is reminiscent of the faded memory of Keith Olbermann....
But Pelosi is the same dingbat who lied about knowing of the CIA 'torture' program back in the day, then when busted about it later called the CIA a bunch of liars. Of course who could forget the Democratic House booing or dissing Bush during the SOTU in 2004 and 2005, or having the Senate Majority leader call Bush a 'loser' and saying the Iraq war was 'lost' on the floor of the Senate in 2007 with US troops still on the battlefield.
All of this should be shocking and outrageous but it's not surprising at all. The ends justify the means for our modern Democrats, and the nodding, baby-bird media acolytes are not likely to challenge them on much of anything, so they can just say anything. As for Fox, well, they can be Alinsky'd.
FAIR AND BALANCED 1/28/14
It appears the Rand Paulster might have lapsed into a mild 'say anything' moment when discussing the War on Womyn. He needs to address this, because of course, the press already has. As to his comment on Bill Clinton's office antics back in the day, awesome. Seems Ms McCaskill lapsed into a say anything moment herself in a fit of outrageous reply.
Now we await the ultimate in say anything, arriving on our screens in a little over an hour..
SAID ANYTHING 2/1/14
The State of the Union has already been dissected adequately by others so will not waste more time on it other than to say "year of action" is another slogan that has a slight reek of totalitarianism when coming from the current occupant of 1600.
In that vein, here's what he was saying back in 2008..
Amazing stuff, eh.