February 9, 2009, - 11:30 am

Most Favored Kingpin: Obama Preferred Terrorist Drug-Dealer Empowerment Foreign Policy

By Debbie Schlussel
You know what’s hilarious? The Obama Administration’s new idea to enlist Iran to combat the Afghan drug trade, that’s what’s hilarious.

Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s new point man on Afghanistan and Pakistan, is expected to engage Iran as part of a broad effort to stabilize Afghanistan and combat the country’s growing drug trade, according to officials briefed on the special representative’s plans.
Many in the Obama administration believe that Iran and the U.S. share common interests when it comes to Afghanistan, these officials said. . . . And these officials said they believe Iran may be willing to work with the U.S. to strengthen the fragile government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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Mr. Holbrooke is expected to seek Iran’s support for a renewed international effort to combat Afghanistan’s growing drug trade. Iran has one of the highest opium-addiction rates in the world, and Iranian authorities have long pushed U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces in Afghanistan to take stronger measures to combat opium production and trafficking there.

I’m laughing my rear off . . . for several reasons.
1) One of Iran’s biggest cash cows is pot and coke sales. Have Holbrooke and President Obama never heard of the Bekaa Valley? It’s the part of Lebanon controlled by Iranian-controlled Hezbollah, where the top crops are marijuana and the coca leaf.
We’re enlisting the world’s largest coke and pot dealers to help us stop Afghanistan from being opium dealers?! Am I the only one who sees the absurd irony in this?
What’s next–Are we gonna enlist the Gambino family to put the Lucchese family out of business?
2) Afghanistan is a Sunni Muslim country. Iran is Shi’ite. Newsflash: Sunnis and Shi’ites hate each other. And the only time the two groups work together is to fight America, Israel, and the west.
Yes, I know that Iran has given a ton of financial aid to Afghanistan (a drop in the bucket compared to what we’ve given the country), but taking money is one thing. Taking dictation is another.
Ya think a Sunni country is gonna dump its cash cow opium drug dealing so that a Shi’ite country can’t be the world’s dominant drug dealer? I can only see the reaction of Al-Qaeda-allied poppy farmers in the mountains and countryside of Afghanistan and their response to being told by Shia Iran that they can’t grow their cash crop illicit drug, while Iran’s Hezbollah continues to grow its cash crop illicit drug.
3) Do we really want extremist Iran–on the State Department list as a terrorist-sponsor state and key sponsor of Hezbollah, HAMAS, and Syrian terrorism–to be the “mentor” for Afghanistan? From the clutches of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban to the clutches of Hezbollah and Khomeiniland? Is this what our soldiers continue to die for in Afghanistan?
Yet another dumb move in the extremely stupid Obama Iran-empowerment program. Just what we need, Iran asserting itself over the entire region, at a time when the Shi’ite revolution is already a major problem in world stability.
Like I said, I’m laughing my rear off. (It’s more convenient than crying.) And so is anyone who knows a thing about this region and its competing Muslim factions . . . which apparently includes no one on the Obama foreign policy team.
I guessed they smoked too many doobies in college. Or in Obama’s case, snorted too many lines of coke.
I’ve heard of “Most Favored Nation Status,” but “Most Favored Drug-Dealer Nation Status” is ludicrous.

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6 Responses

From massive spending, to closing Gitmo and now to cozying up to Iran, the Obama Administration has lurched Far Left in a way that wasn’t evident during the campaign. This is its real face as you warned us so many times. Americans chose to buy the hype rather than acknowledge Obama’s real worldview. I’m laughing my ass off, too.
As they say, elections have consequences.

NormanF on February 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Did you think that this illegal alien , Crack Smoking Bisexual, Saul Alinsky protege, would do anything else !
HE NEEDS TO GO NOW ALONG WITH HIS CABINET AND THE OTHER Idiots in Congress.
“The qualifications to be in congress is that you have to be an idiot, and the reason there are so many idiots is because lightning is not random enough”!
Mark Twain

Johnny V on February 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Well, I guess that conservatives just don’t realize that Iran developed its new rockets to help fight the drug trade. Imagine those foolish people who thought they were developed to fight Israel, Europe and ultimately the US.
But there is good reason for optomism in Iran, and reason to count on Iran’s partnership with us in fighting the drug trade. After all, look at our recent success in convincing our friend No. Korea to disarm itself of all nuclear weapons, and our success and initiative in convincing the UN to discard its Durban II anti-semitic agenda.

c f on February 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm

The mullahs are mostly junkies (even Kahmeini!) as are a good percentage of the men of Iran. Opium and heroin are dirt cheap and a huge source of revenue for the cash-strapped govt.
http://www.iranian.com/Opinion/2004/August/Drugs/index.html

poetcomic1 on February 9, 2009 at 8:18 pm

why on earth would we ask Iran for help with ANYTHING?!

mindy1 on February 9, 2009 at 8:36 pm

The reason the West uses Iran is because they are a counterweight to Sunni extremism. Make no mistake about it, Sunni drug dealers are FAR worse than Iranian/Shia ones as it is the former who did 9/11 and are the most internationally dangerous.

Iranian drug dealers are not as dangerous because they already have a country whereas al Qaeda don’t and therefore have nothing to lose with blatant attacks on the West. Iran on the other hand prefers to make tough bargains with the West instead and they use each other.

Unfortunately, the West has always supported these types of organisations and later has problems with them. Who knows what will happen after the Iranian revolution (the Iranian people are 100% sick of 31 years of repressive drug dealer rule masquerading as Islam that the regimes days are numbered and will fall or be radically reformed sooner or later) when Basij, Sepah and Hezbollah lose their countries? Would such movements just concentrate on committing terrorist acts against the new Iran or would they seek revenge against the West and/or Israel for letting them down akin to al Qaeda?

Mickie Wumtojock on November 10, 2010 at 5:51 am

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