Friday, January 19, 2007

This week's post have all been rather serious in nature. How about a little light relief to lighten the mood?
Brownie: The truth that dare not speak its name is that on Iran, Bush and Blair have played a blinder.

Gene: But let's not forget... even if Ahmadinejad is forced out, the struggle for freedom in Iran will be far from over.
No, stop. My sides...

Brownie's "blinder" is that it is possible that the situation in Iran might revert back to something like the one which existed in 2002 when Bush described the country as part of the "axis of evil".

That is, Ahmadinejad might be replaced by a "moderate"" like the previous President. Khatami did try to reform Iranian society but was hampered by the relative lack of power of the President in Iran's political system. He also introduced the concept of a dialogue of civilisations. When he stepped down in 2005 (having served his maximum two terms), the hardline Ahmadinejad was elected to replace him.

Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader, now appears to be worried by the failures of Ahmadinejad's economic policies and concerned that his belligerent rhetoric is making it more difficult for Iran to implement their nuclear programme (which he maintains is for peaceful purposes only). There are signs that he may have withdrawn his support for the President.

But, Gene reminds us, even if that happened and Ahmadinejad was removed, that shouldn't mean that Bush and Blair should tone down their own "struggle for freedom" rhetoric.

Blinder!

Man, those guys crack me up.

5 comments:

Gene said...

But, Gene reminds us, even if that happened and Ahmadinejad was removed, that shouldn't mean that Bush and Blair should tone down their own "struggle for freedom" rhetoric.

Huh? Who said anything about Bush or Blair? My support for freedom in Iran has nothing to do with what they say or think.

CuriousHamster said...

Huh? Gene, the post is called "The boys done good".

Unless I've totally misunderstood that title, misread all eight apparent mentions of Bush and seven apparent mentions of Blair, unless, indeed, I've misunderstood the entire thrust of the post, I suspect the short answer to your question is, it wasn't me.

Brownie's post was an endorsement of Bush and Blair's confrontational approach towards Iran. Your addition reads as an endorsement of its continuation.

My support for freedom in Iran has nothing to do with what they say or think.

Accepted but then I never made that claim.

FlyingRodent said...

You'd stand a better chance of altering my dog's perspective on Iran and brinksmanship.

My dog is probably more open-minded, for a start.

Bryanc said...

Let's face it, Harry's Place is just the UK version of the US site "Little Green Footbals". The content, especially the comments, are indistinguishable, i.e. racist warmongering. It is unlikely that they would do other than cheerlead for any Blair and Bush war.

I can't see why you wasted your time trying to analyse their posts in any sort of rational manner.

CuriousHamster said...

With a flying rodent, a curious hamster and an open minded dog, we really should open a circus.

bryanc, heh!.

I have actually tried to engage them in their own comments but like many others, I've had a comment deleted from H's P for no obvious reason other than that I'd made a reasonable point.

These days, I just like to point out the bizarre nature of their "arguments" occasionally. As I said, I felt the need for a bit of light relief.