I Have Questions

2 comments June 16th, 2009at 09:20pm Posted by Eli

Some things I’m wondering about today:

1) Considering that Iran’s presidency is rather circumscribed and the Ayatollahs are the ones calling the shots, why are they letting a contested election stir up revolutionary fervor like this?  The religious rulers used to allow toothless ineffectual moderates and “reformers” to be president to keep the people happy, why not now?  Do they like Ahmadinejad that much?  Do they want to send a message that their people haven’t gone soft over Obama?  Or is there something else at stake that I’m completely missing?  I just can’t believe that Ahmadinejad’s upside is worth the fire they’re playing with.

2) I know it’s kind of a moot point now, but since so many progressive representatives pledged not to vote for any Iraq supplemental that didn’t include a timeline for withdrawal… why didn’t Obama include one?  He already presented a 16-month timeframe for withdrawal during his campaign, so why not put it in the supplemental to make it easier for progressives to vote Yea?

3) How is it that the same Republicans who wailed about how the Democrats weren’t supporting our troops every time they voted against a supplemental are doing the exact same thing now that it’s a Democratic president asking for the money.  They’re still the same troops, right?

4) How is it that the possibility of 50-100 million people fleeing to a public healthcare plan the first chance they got is a flaw in the public option and not an indictment of the crapitude of our health insurance industry?

5) When do Sarah Palin’s 15 minutes end?

Entry Filed under: Healthcare,Iran,Iraq,Palin,Politics

2 Comments

  • 1. bill  |  June 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Looks like they may see your point.

    “No one in their right mind can believe” the official results from Friday’s contest, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri said of the landslide victory claimed by Ahmadinejad.

    HuffPost

  • 2. Eli  |  June 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Khameini’s the one calling the shots, though. I think Montazeri is actually kind of out of favor (politically, at least) for being too liberal.


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