Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Joe supports war with Iran

The text below is from Joe Knollenberg's Congressional blog

We Can’t Allow Iran to Go Nuclear!
Today, the House of Representatives passed very important legislation to strengthen the sanctions against Iran. As President Ahmadinejad spreads his message of hate at the United Nations and Columbia University, the House took a big step today in ensuring that America’s message is heard loud and clear: Iran must halt its nuclear ambitions and recognize Israel. Even when speaking at Columbia University, which has a study program abroad in Israel, the dictator of Iran refused to recognize the state of Israel. Ahmadinejad has stated several times that he wants to wipe Israel from the face of the earth. It’s time for the international community to take this dictator’s words at face value. He’s not joking around about his disdain for the people of Israel. This type of hatred and Iran’s continued underground activity in Iraq causes much harm to the already fragile state of affairs in the Middle East. I am proud to have been a cosponsor of H.R. 1400, the Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007, and am pleased that the House passed this bill by a strong bipartisan margin. We need to tighten economic sanctions on Iran and do everything we can to prevent this menace state from obtaining nuclear weapons

This is so frightening on so many levels. What Joe doesn't realize first of all is that Ahmadinejad is the duly elected leader of Iran. He is not a dictator any more than George W. Bush is a dictator, although an argument could be made that President Bush is a dictator. War with Iran would be a disaster, given this administration's absolute incompetence at waging the war and occupation with Iraq. If Joe Knollenberg doesn't understand this basic fact then we need to do everything and anything to make sure that Joe Knollenberg is not re-elected in 2008.


Chet said...


You are a master at making headlines that don't match your evidence.

"Joe supports war with Iran" is evidenced by Joe saying that he supports economic sanctions and preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons? Come on. You are shameful, Bruce. A shameful twister of words and truth.

MIKE said...

Hey Chet - nuance must escape you Republicans. Bruce and I see the drum beat rolling. Just like it did with Iraq. Demonize them, stretch the truth, obfuscate the facts and viola, you have a "case" for war. Knollenberg is not an independent thinker - he rubber stamps everything Bush/Cheney do.

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