Thursday, July 10, 2008

Good deconstruction of Obama and Iran

Good details here.
Most importantly--as Geraghty pointed out, so Iran tests missiles, but Obama thinks we need more "intelligence-gathering"? We don't think there were missiles tested; we know there were.
I suspect Senator Obama was just trying to fill time and sound intelligent.
And note this:

"Note that once again, Obama feels that we ultimately control Iranian behavior; it's simply a matter of offering sufficient incentives to change their behavior. In the interview, he also says, "it's in nobody's interest, including Iran's, I believe, to have a nuclear weapon that could trigger a nuclear arms race in the region." It seems unthinkable to Obama that the Iranians could have actually determined that having a nuclear weapon is in their self-interest. Much like small town Pennsylvanians, he knows what motivates them better than they know themselves."

Either that, or he can't imagine that Iran's hatred of Israel would prompt it to seek nukes, despite Ahmadinejad's frequent anti-Semitic threats against Israel. One hopes Obama is not uninformed of Ahmadinejad's statements, but one wonders...