April 16, 2010, - 7:22 pm
Concerning the impending dangers posed by Iran, this great blog, “The Death of Common Sense,” has a must read featuring very applicable quotes from a prominent presidential advisor from decades ago, when we were in a different war for our lives.
Here’s just an excerpt from “Gathering Clouds?“:
No one who pays serious attention to Obama’s words and actions, least of all Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, can envision this president ordering a preemptive American strike on Iran—and maybe not a retaliatory one, either.
For the possible consequences of that, we can turn to the words of Harold L. Ickes, secretary of the interior throughout FDR’s presidency and the administration’s loudest critic of Nazism, Fascism, and anti-Semitism. After World War II, he published a remarkable three-volume memoir based on his “secret” diaries.
Entries in the third volume, titled The Lowering Clouds in homage to Churchill’s The Gathering Storm, begin two weeks after Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and conclude in late 1941, just after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
What did Ickes say that needs to sink in, today, to Barack Obama (and some others)? Read the whole thing and find out. It’s short, sweet, and brilliant.
Tags: Barack Obama, FDR, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harold Ickes, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, World War II