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Juan Cole Unhinged

Armed Liberal at Winds of Change:

Future Yale Department Chair Army-of-Juan Cole comes completely, jaw-droppingly unhinged today. Go check it out before he "Winston Smiths" it (note - gruesome pictures of wounded soldiers).

Cole in all his glory:

We are not going to let you have a war against Iran.

So sit down and shut up, American Enterprise Institute, and Hudson Institute, and Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and American Heritage Institute, and this institue and that institute, and cable "news", and government "spokesmen", and all the pundit-ferrets you pay millions to make business for the American military-industrial complex and Big Oil.

We don't give a rat's ass what Ahmadinejad thinks about European history or what pissant speech the little shit gives.

Re-read that last sentence to fully appreciate the sublime idiocy showcased by Juan Cole. You see, it doesn't matter what the genocide-wishing, terror-supporting, Iranian regime says. What matters is that the American government, the US military and Big Oil are all evil!

One, two, three, four. Juan Cole is an idiotarian bore!



I agree, you have to consider what Ahmadinejad says. But I agree with Cole to the extent that you don't let the ravings of Ahmadinejad direct our policy. We need to independently assess the credibility of threats/threatening behavior and the liklihood that they will translate into any particular action.

Isaac Schrödinger

Cole has put himself in a box. He is against any future Iran war and he doesn't give a fig about the rhetoric of the Iranian regime. That is utterly nonsensical.

I agree that the rants of every Islamist can't be taken seriously. However, Ahmadinejad is one of the top thugs in Iran. In a post-9/11 world, the West has to take him, and his threats, seriously. It's tricky because almost all of what he says seems 'unreasonable' to us. We simply don't know whether the Iranian Nut-in-Chief is trying to appear as macho or if he's actually going to follow through with what he says.

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