So far, so good. I don’t understand why Republicans insist on playing the “We should be telling that dirty fascist Ahmadinejad to go fuck himself”-game. They must know that it would strengthen his hand. Are they sowing this controversy for purely political purposes–i.e., to make Obama look like he’s capitulating to a member of the Axis Of Evil–or would a President John McCain really and truly be dumb enough to provide Ahmadinejad with a pretext for quashing a popular uprising? Bear in mind: we have a pretty dismal history with Iran. You can’t depose their leaders and support their enemies in wars without taking a few knocks to your reputation. Hilzoy has been solid on this for the past few days. So has Anonymous Liberal.
But the question remains. Is this a political ploy on the part of Republicans? Or are they being genuine, if ignorant and unwise?
I guess the two aren’t mutually exclusive.