Democrat Primary Debate Missed Iran’s Missiles

Tonight’s Democrat Primary Debate started off with Iraq and Iran and spent a lot of time on that subject. Some thought calling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (aka Quds Force) a terrorist organization was provocative and some, like Hillary, thought it was correct, as was the resolution that stated such. Again, some signed that, some didn’t. That says a lot right there. None of them spoke about winning. All of them spoke about just getting out of Iraq.

The most astounding thing about this so-called debate was that the moderators allowed all the time on Iraq and Iran to go by without once asking any of the candidates about the 107 mm Iranian made rockets that are landing in and around Baghdad. Not a word about the Iranian made super penetrating IED’s. What I saw was the candidates tripping over each other to say how negotiations and diplomacy is the way they would handle Iran. Most of them wanted Congress to make some kind of resolution to declare that there will be no military action on Iran without Bush coming to Congress for permission, and some wanted to just take that option off the table. It was that dual reality again. Their “reality” was as if Iranian made rockets and IED’s had never happened, but which continue on an almost daily basis. They are all clearly in denial regarding Iran. And the moderators let the Commander in Chief wannabes get away with that.

What is NBC going to do with three Chris Matthews? Lets see, they have the original Chris Matthews, they have Brian Williams and Tim Russert. For letting Iran’s active involvement in Iraq to pass without one question earns them “Chris Matthews” status in my book.

related links: Iranian rockets in Iraq

What Are All College Students?

Unarmed. This particular Rowan University student, Donald Farrell, was murdered in an unprovoked attack. It was the fifth attack this fall and the second in eight days at Rowan. Most, if not all, of the attackers are ‘outsiders,’ meaning people from off campus, not students.

Update 11/03/07: I have come across a website that is quite relevant to the topic. The site name is Students For Concealed Carry On Campus. It is an organization of students, but you don’t have to be a student to join or support the organization efforts. They have 7,000 members so far. And some neat shirts.

Iran Has Made Its Choice

While Democrats and Republicans debate just how to deal with Iran over Iraq; diplomacy, sanctions, or military force, Iran has made up their mind on how they choose to handle it. Iran prefers to use the 107 mm missile style of ‘diplomacy’.

Iran uses diplomacy as a way to buy time to help insurgents in Iraq by supplying more weaponry and military training to kill Iraqis and coalition forces. It’s the same rope-a-dope they employ over their nuclear program with the United Nations. The debate in the US should be what kind of military force should be used to fight back.

link:U.S. Military: Iranian-Made Rockets Hit Base Near Baghdad