Something happened the other day that I don’t think has ever happened in my lifetime. In the middle of the US negotiations with Iran, a group of 47 psychotic Republican senators actually sent a letter to the leaders of Iran stating that anything they agree to with Obama doesn’t actually have real weight or meaning.
Good lord. I was floored when I first heard the news.
Look. I hate Obama just as much as I hated George W. Bush. I disagree with 95% of everything Obama has done or said as president. I think, no, I know that Obama’s foreign policy over the last seven years has been a complete cluster fuck. Obama is an incompetent leader and will continue to be so until he thankfully leaves office in 2016.
But none of that matters in this case. When the leaders of your country are trying to negotiate with an enemy to prevent possible war, you don’t send letters to the enemy telling them that our own leaders can’t make any agreements with them. It undermines the entire process. It makes our country look weak. It makes our country look disorganized. It embarrasses our allies. It embarrasses us, the citizens of this once-great nation.
If you’re a Republican senator and don’t like what Obama is doing, there are plenty of ways to stop him that don’t involve mailing firggin’ letters to our enemies. Jesus.
The Republican’s flimsy and stupid excuse is that the leaders of Iran don’t understand our Constitution and need to be educated. That is, of course, a bunch of BS.
The reason these Republicans did this is that they are chomping at the bit to start a war with Iran. They want to send in the bombs and the troops and get our young men killed, and they want it so badly these psychos will cheerfully embarrass the entire nation to do it.
True, Obama is a bloodthirsty warmonger too, as I’ve been talking about forever. We are now in the middle of six different wars, all of which Obama could end at 8am tomorrow morning if he wanted. But the Republicans want even MORE war. More of our young guys getting maimed and killed. More trillions of dollars of our hard-earned taxpayer money spent to police the world, make more of the world hate us, and create more enemies like ISIS.
This is one of the many reasons why I stopped voting for Republicans about 15 years ago. If you love war and want more war, then I guess you should vote for those crazies. But if you hate war and think we engage in war way too often, you should never vote for a Republican ever again. Vote for a third party or stay home during election day. At least then you can look people in the eye and say with confidence that you’re not part of the problem.