Saturday, April 08, 2006

Russia & China Forcing Regime Change In Iran?

It's becoming increasingly clear that both Russia and China have decided not to get tough with Iran due to their own selfish interests. Both are unwilling to suggest serious sanctions of any kind, diplomatic or economic and they even avoid using harsh language to condemn Iran and their clandestine nuclear program.

Ironically, by doing so they may be forcing a regime change in Iran, courtesy of George W. Bush. Let's face it. The United States is not going to tolerate a radical Islamic regime in Iran that has nuclear weapons in its arsenal. It's simply not going to happen.

Thus far the U.S. has been taking the diplomatic route, but this path will be exhausted much sooner than it should be, as there are few options left other than tactical strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities or even regime change. All because of the reluctance of both Russia and China to get serious with Tehran.

If the Russians and Chinese truly want to avoid conflict, the best thing they can do is support the U.S. effort to bring about harsh sanctions on the Iranians if they don't comply and stop enriching uranium. Otherwise the Bush administration's hands will be tied and they will be forced to take a much tougher stance, much sooner than would otherwise be necessary.

Personally, I hope things continue as they are, because I see no point in all this "pussy footing" around with Iran. I prefer a much more direct approach and if Iran doesn't comply soon, the U.S. should do what needs to be done whether anyone else agrees with us or not.

Lastly, this may be the last chance for the United Nations to prove that it can be relevant in crisis situations. If the United Nations can't respond during times like these, then what purpose does it serve?

Friday, April 07, 2006

Today is a Good Day for America

YES! I concur wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed by Rep. Tom Tancredo, (R) of Colorado on Friday. "Today is a good day for America. The Senate - in a rare moment of clarity - rejected its amnesty-now, enforcement-later approach to immigration,” said Tancredo.

And thank God that they did. I was talking to a long time friend just last night about how disgusted I was with the antics in the Senate this past. It was only a few weeks ago that I praised Senator Bill Frist (R) of Tennessee. Yet, this week he abandoned his own principles and his own legislative effort to climb on board with the Democrats and pursue this insane "amnesty" method of dealing with our illegal immigration problem.

As I've stated before, sending back more than 12 million illegal immigrants is simply not going to happen. However, you can't introduce anything like the amnesty options being presented without FIRST introducing some sort of STRICT ENFORCEMENT policy that can actually be implemented and that will stem the massive invasion of our borders.

The American people won a battle today, but the war is yet to be fought. Speak up, write your Congressman, your Senators and let your voice be heard. The ONLY thing that is going to keep their feet to the fire and FORCE them to do the right thing is if we all let them know how strongly we feel about this issue.

Speak up! We can't afford to sit on the sidelines any longer. The time has come to get into the game.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Looney Tune Liberal

I know it's only April 5th, but my nominee for Looney Tune Liberal of the Month is: Gerardo Sandoval, Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He wins by a landslide.

He was recently interviewed on the Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" when the following exchange occurred:

  • COLMES: Gerardo, wait a second.
    SANDOVAL: We think about the billions that we're spending in Iraq right now, if we spend it on schools. We should not...
  • COLMES: The United States should not have a military?
    SANDOVAL: That's correct.
  • COLMES: Are you kidding me?
    SANDOVAL: The United States should not have a military. All in all, we would be in much, much, much better shape.
  • COLMES: You've got to be kidding me. We should have no military, we should have no ability to defend ourselves, we should have no armed forces in this country?
    SANDOVAL: Well, we shouldn't have a military that goes abroad and starts wars.
  • COLMES: You just said we shouldn't have a military. I don't want to give -- I'm speaking out very forcefully to you, because I don't want to give the impression that Democrats hate the military or don't want a military. We may disagree with certain wars, like the ones fought now.
    SANDOVAL: No, but you said should we give up.
  • COLMES: But to say that we shouldn't have a military is absolutely absurd. It's incredible. That's a ridiculous fringe point of view.
  • HANNITY: That's exactly what I was thinking, Alan. Welcome to San Francisco.
This is without a doubt one of the silliest statements that I've ever heard a public official make. I've heard similar comments by communist academics, blonde Hollywood Bimbo's, but never by someone who actually holds public office.

Sandoval was invited back to the show again tonight and was given an opportunity to take back his previous statements, to withdraw them, to clarify his statements. He refused to do so and said that he stood by his previous statements and comments.

I guess San Francisco really is a part of what's known as "the Left Coast". Unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

The New Civil Rights Movement?

There are some in the media who are comparing the illegal immigration issue to the civil rights movement of the 1960's. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Arizona Rep. J.D. Hayworth in a recent interview with Westwood One radio host Monica Crowley, said that the new demonstrations are "totally different."

Back then, he said: "United States citizens were lawfully petitioning their government and assembling for the redress of grievances - specifically that lawful, legal citizens were denied their rights because of the color of their skin." "What you have at these new demonstrations are non-citizens asking for special rights".

Ole J.D. has hit the nail square on the head this time. It's ludicrous to compare the demonstrations of the past few weeks with those of the civil rights movement. I don't know about you, but I was incensed when I saw all those Mexican flags being carried during these demonstrations. In my opinion, that didn't help their case at all with most Americans.

Hayworth took note of it also, telling Crowley, "When you see the Mexican flags and other flags - rather than American flags - being hoisted at these demonstrations, you essentially are getting this message: 'Yes, we are here illegally. No, we do not believe this to be your country. We do not believe in your laws . . . and we don't believe you're going to do anything about it.'"

Well, it's time something is done about it. As much as I'd like to see all illegals rounded up and deported and forced to get in line like everyone else, that's not going to happen. The problem is simply too big and has been allowed to go virtually unchecked for decades. This will be the third time that we've tried to address the problem. Once in the 1960's, and again in the mid-80's under Reagan. Both were total abject failures.

Let's get it right this time. We can't afford to keep getting it wrong. The time has come for leadership and solutions to this problem.