I seldom ever take anything a politician says seriously.
That could sound cynical, and it most likely is, but it’s true. Whatever their intentions, politicians can’t do anything if they can’t win and hold onto their elected positions. That means that any politician’s main objective is to win election (or reelection). Of course, this does not imply that every politician will act or speak solely in support of that objective, but it does imply that everything they do or say must be weighed against it. I shouldn’t just take a politician at their word, no matter how much I may like them.
Of course, it’s unfortunate, but that’s the structure this nation has established. Normally, I don’t like the fact that I can’t believe anything a politician says. not this time though.
I’m delighted President Joe Biden mentioned something this time that I don’t think he’ll actually act on.
He assured supporters of California Rep. Mike Levin, who is up for reelection in a close race in a year that is becoming increasingly unfavorable for Democrats, on Thursday “Don’t worry, we’re gonna free Iran.”
Of course, the fact that Joe Biden continually making statements like this is one of the reasons it appears awful.
Ironically, in the midst of discussing injured American veterans, Biden may have suddenly understood what he had just committed himself and the country to because he soon backed off his statement. “There gonna free themselves pretty soon,” he continued.
What exactly does that mean, then? If they are unable to free themselves, we will do so. Will we aid Iranian protesters in their quest for independence? Your hypothesis is just as valid as mine and most likely just as valid as Biden’s.
Following the murder of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who passed away over a month ago while being held by the nation’s morality police, Iranians have been protesting the government. The president has previously stated that he supports the demonstrations.
“Biden has condemned the violence against protesters in Iran and warned that the U.S. would impose further costs on perpetrators of the violence,” according to The Hill. “The White House has also said that the U.S. is holding accountable Iranian officials and entities such as the morality police, the government’s enforcers of the Islamic code of conduct.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The Biden administration only the day before had promised to try to push Iran off the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. (How did they ever get on it in the first place, one wonders.) But Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Biden’s ambassador to the U.N., certainly made no promises to “free” anyone.
“Change in Iran should only come from within Iran,” she told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday. “But that does not absolve the world of the obligation to stand with the Iranian people as they protest for women, for life and for freedom.”
I’m OK with all of that. Promising to “free” the people of a sovereign nation is quite another matter, however, particularly when that nation is closely allied with both Russia and China. The U.S. getting directly involved in Iran could easily lead us into direct conflict with either or both those nations, which have reportedly held joint naval exercises for years. CONTINUE READING…