Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Right Said, Fred!

Fred Thompson was my candidate of choice to represent the GOP in the 2008 Presidential race. In my estimation, Thompson was solidly conservative in the areas most important to me (i.e. Life, taxes, Supreme Court justices and National Security).

And Thompson's approach to handling the Iran situation makes the most sense of anything I've heard yet.

(Thompson) favors helping the Iranian people overthrow the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if the chance arises.

The former Tennessee senator accused Tehran of "playing a larger part in killing our soldiers" in neighboring Iraq.

Many Iranians don't like their government, "and I think we ought to capitalize on that," Thompson told The Associated Press. "There is a chance they may mobilize themselves, and we need to assist them if that happens."

Well, with all due respect Mr. Thompson, it's easy to play "Monday Morning Quarterback". After all, Barack Obama went on the record during the campaign saying he would be open to unconditional talks with the Iranian government. So it's easy to contradict him now. But why weren't you saying this, like, two years ago?

Oh, wait. You were!!!! And the quotes cited above were from a speech in April 2007.


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