Friday, August 12, 2011
Not Even Debatable
Watching the Iowa debate last night, one must conclude that any of the Republican candidates participating would do a better job in the nation's highest office than Barack Hussein Obama. That is not to say that certain debaters did not distinguish themselves last night. Michele Bachmann stood her ground against fellow Minnesotan Tim Pawlenty who has no traction or momentum of his own and seemed to be acting as a stalking horse for Mitt Romney who is most threatened by the rise of Bachmann to true contender status. Rick Santorum also proved in command of the facts and principled and called Ron Paul on his states rights' fetish and hostility to Israel. Paul certainly separated himself from the crowd as well giving his distorted "history lesson" blaming the United States for Iran's hostility for the supposed US sin of installing the Shah to power. Would Representative Paul have preferred Iran with her immense oil reserves and strategic importance to have fallen into the Soviet camp back then? The Shah's secret police, the SAVAK, were no bargain, but it is inarguable from America's national interest perspective that the Shah was the better alternative to either a takeover of Iran by Russia or Soviet proxies and certainly better than the current mullah regime. Herman Cain once again demonstrated passion and conviction. All in all, the Republican field (even Ron Paul) showed they would do less harm than the bungler currently destroying our country.