Monday, August 23, 2010
Barack Hussein Obama's controversial "big hugs and no preconditions" policy towards Iran finally paid off this week, as a chastened and repentant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired up his showroom-fresh nuclear reactor, then announced a new tool of Iranian diplomacy - a long-range bomber.
In a nationally televised speech, Ahmadinejad said that the bomber's main message is "peace and friendship," and that along with a payload of four stealth cruise missiles and two 250-pound bombs, it is the "messenger of salvation and dignity for humanity."
All of which begs the critical question: is it more important to evaluate a threat based on what something actually is, or simply on what it claims to be?
Telling the critical difference would, we suppose, be a matter of wisdom. But Barack Obama has already gone on record that matters of wisdom are of no interest to him.