Well, I don't like having to say it. In fact I wish I, and others like me were wrong.
But we were not. Churchill was not. In fact, after going to school with Nikita Khruschev, Kennedy was not. (See blog below on Kennedy, Khruschev, Obama and Ahmadinejad).
Weakness led Hitler to, after getting a pass in the Sudetenland and Austria, invade Poland. Weakness shown on the world stage has led Ahmadinejad to seize Iraqi Oil fields. That's right, just today armed Iranian soldiers seized an oil well in Iraqi territory. Here is the intro to an article:
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AFP) – Iranian soldiers took control of an Iraqi oil well on a disputed section of the border on Friday, triggering the ire of Baghdad which demanded their immediate withdrawal.
"Iraq demands that Tehran pulls back the armed men who occupied well No. 4... because what happened today is a violation of Iraqi sovereignty," government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told AFP. [http://tiny.cc/dGv9v]
I think we all know Mahmoud would not take such a daring move if the cowboy were still in office.
Not that I want the cowboy back. I just want a commander in chief that shows some strength so that bullies like this will always know an act of aggression will be met with the full might of the US Military. That is how you prevent stuff like this from happening in the first place.
As I said in my last blog, I hope Obama learns fast. Who knows what is next?