Daily Archives: May 19, 2010

“And I ran, I ran so far away………..”

Alright, so it was a really bad tie-in. Forgive me, please.

(If you need help with the reference, Google “Flock of Seagulls.”)

Iran has been a hot topic of late.  Folks are getting all bent out of shape because a short little doofus in a tan windbreaker can’t keep his mouth shut.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is an idiot, and that is being kind. The West should just consider him for what he is – a front for the clerics that actually govern Iran and a useful scapegoat when things go wrong.  Ahmadinejad is the worst kind of puppet – some folk actually think that he has some authority.

But what of the actual Iran? Should we consider them to be a threat? Does anyone really think that they are a threat to us?

Now, aided by  the infinite wisdom of  George W Bush, the US has effectively removed the counter balance of Iraq to Iran. We may as well have handed the keys to Middle East stability to Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad may rattle sabers, but the fact remains that Israel would  turn Iran into a wasteland within a week or so. If Ahmadinejad so much as farts in the general direction of Tel Aviv, he will find himself against a brick wall, wearing a blindfold.

So, what to do about Iran? Humor Ahmadinejad and let him continue to make a fool of himself? The West is making some progress in dealing with the cooler heads in Iran. We should continue that course.

My take – let Israel deal with him – no restrictions.

Bye, bye, Mahmoud!

William Stephenson Clark


Filed under World Politics

The Partisan Divide

I hear the terms ‘center-right,’ and ‘center-left’ often.  Without settling the argument of which describes America’s populace, let’s say the common denominator is ‘center.’  Are most Americans political philosophies at the center?  It would seem not!  It would seem Americans are ready for their Party to be truly conservative or liberal — none of this middle of the road stuff.

Are we moving toward an even greater divide?  If we acknowledge the gridlock now and elect members of Congress who are more conservative and / or liberal will less be accomplished?

What did the results of the contests yesterday tell you?


Filed under Elections, Political Reform, Primary Elections

Wednesday, 5/19/10, Public Square


Filed under The Public Square