Sunday, March 23, 2008

Free to Be Ignorant

South Carolina Lindsey Graham needs to go back to school based on this morning's comments on Face the Nation. He called Iran a theocratic dictatorship. The CIA factbook calls it an Islamic or theocratic republic. Republic means "a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation."

So who does Senator Graham want us to believe is Iran's dictator? Of course it's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, their elected President. But the little man with the fiery rhetoric reports to the Ayatollah Khamenei. As we don't have diplomatic relations, the United States communicates to Iran through our ally Pakistan, another Islamic Republic, and Switzerland, the country that just inked a deal for 22 billion Euro's in Iranian natural gas. Israel and the U.S. objected to the deal as it provides funds to a "terrorist" country and was executed in non-dollar denominations.

So either the American people or Lindsey Graham need to join John McCain in going Back to School. There we can learn:

1. Sunni fundamentalists aren't ponying up to blasphemous Shia conservatives.
2. Iran is not a dictatorship.
3. And who is preventing the Middle East from being nuclear free?

That would be the country that just got carte blanche for anything it needs to insure its security. There's so much to learn. One can't fault Senators McCain and Graham...