March 3, 2009, - 12:27 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
To those who mindlessly repeat the same FOX News talking points that airheads like Sean Vannity and “The View”‘s Elisabeth Hasselbeck constantly tout, I have news for you: things are not working in Iraq.
They’re not working, unless you count the virtual elimination of most of the country’s Christian population by its Shi’ite rulers a good thing. They’re not working, unless you consider Iran finishing the completion of its Shi’ite crescent of a Hezbollah-supporting Islamic empire a good thing. Yes, there’s relative “calm,” but that means nothing.
I warned that we should not have democratic elections and hand this country over to Iranian-backed Shi’ites, and instead should have turned it over to a pro-U.S. Shah-like dictator. But instead we opted for this “democracy” (the same kind that put HAMAS and Hezbollah in power).
Now, we see the results as Iran gets its hands deeper into and its control stronger over Iraq. Yesterday, former Iranian President Akbar Hashem Rafsanjani–an ally of the late Ayatollah Khomeini and no enemy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the ayatollahs who run Iran–announced he will fund and assist in Iraq’s reconstruction. Rafsanjani is one of Iran’s most influential and powerful politicians and religious leaders. He’s not pledging the help just ‘cuz. He’s doing it to solidify the latent unity with Iran that Iraq has developed and will continue to embrace more and more openly. Rafsanjani said he visited Iraq to strengthen Iran-Iraq religious, political, and economic ties. Not a good thing.
**** UPDATE: And as reader “I Am Me” reminds me, I wrote about how Argentina issued a warrant for Rafsanjani’s arrest as he was the primary Iranian mastermind and funder of the Hezbollah bombings and mass murder at the Jewish Community Center and Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in the mid-’90s. ****
Bush helped clear Iraq out for the Iranian Shi’ites and helped put them in power. And now they are openly biding their time until the takeover is complete.
And most of those supposedly in the know are just plain clueless on this. Take FOX News’ Neil Cavuto. I remember when he whined to and cajoled me for criticizing Dearbornistan Shi’ites for supporting Hezbollah by saying that these same Shi’ites supported Bush against Saddam Hussein. No kidding, Neil. They’re Shi’ites. They want power all over. Not sure how this makes them good people. It just makes them smart and focused people, er . . . barbarians.
Smarter and more focused than us, and certainly more so than the Bush and Iraq amen crowd leaders, such as Cavuto.
With all due respect to our brave and courageous soldiers who went over there (including my own cousin), we did not liberate Iraq. We took it from one inhumane tyrant and gave it to another, both of whom are our enemies. It’s like the ending of “Lord of the Flies.” And we helped awaken the Shi’ite revolution of which Hezbollah is an important component. The new boss isn’t the same as the old boss. He’s far worse, with more serious, far-reaching implications.