May 1963: Dick Cheney graduates from Casper Community College  January 1969: Dick Cheney Begins Public Service Career in Nixon Administration  November 9, 1989: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Topples Berlin Wall  February 27, 1991: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Crushes Saddam Hussein  December 8, 1991: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Brings Down Soviet Union December 31, 1999: Dick Cheney Prepares to Celebrate Last New Year of Twentieth Century January 20, 2001: Dick Cheney Restores Integrity to Office of Vice President  May 1, 2003: Vice President Dick Cheney Crushes Saddam Hussein  May 9, 2007: Dick Cheney Unites Iraqi People  January 20, 2009......

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Note to Republicans: You Don't Win by Appeasing the Left

It's really quite sad. I've mentioned before how Tony Blair, after many courageous actions as Prime Minister (such as bringing Democracy to Iraq) lost his nerve, and tried to appease left-wing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, when he captured British troops who were merely working on spreading Democracy. He could have taken a tough line like he did with Iraq (48 hours for Ahmadinejad to leave the country, or perhaps the threat of nuclear strikes), but instead he opted for Jimmy Carter style "negotiations." Having made a disgrace of himself, Blair was forced to resign. So he announced his resignation ---in French.

Let's see, Jimmy Carter-style "negotiations", announcing your resignation in French-if there was one man who would be impressed with Blair's behavior, you'd think it would have been Jimmy Carter himself. Not so.

Tony Blair's lack of leadership and timid subservience to George W Bush lie behind the ongoing crisis in Iraq and the worldwide threat of terrorism, according to the former American president Jimmy Carter.

"I have been surprised and extremely disappointed by Tony Blair's behaviour," he told The Sunday Telegraph.

You see, unless you are willing to pull out all the stops and advocate Chavez/Pelosi/Carter style "21st Century Fascism," there's no point in even trying to appease the left. Tony Blair might have learnt the lesson too late but it is something that Dick Cheney takes to heart. You're never going to see Cheney "negotiating" with Ahmadinejad, or announcing his resignation in French-or any other language.


Woody Tobias, Jr. said...

'skuze me. What I sed beFORe about Tony Blair, I want to say here. He's speaking French because his teeth need FIXing.

Or else, maybe because he forGOT English, or got tired of his ENGlish AKcent.

Lew Scannon said...

How appropriate that Blair used French, he is Bush's poodle after all!