Saturday, July 25, 2009

Who Speaks for Iran and its people? Hoover and WINEP of course.

Look who is speaking for Iran at the US Congress: "While most of the world has been captivated by events unfolding in Iran, Wednesday's Foreign Affairs Committee hearing concentrated on Iran's nuclear program and the use of sanctions against Iran. The committee hearing included a panel of six witnesses: Patrick Clawson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Suzanne Maloney from the Brookings Institution, Abbas Milani of Stanford University, Karim Sadjadpour from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute, and Orde Kittrie from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies." So basically the Washington Institute, Hoover Institution, American Enterprise Insitute, and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies now speak for the Iranian people. Notice how those people called for sanctions against the Iranian people IN THE NAME of the Iranian people. The next step is predicatable: those same people will call for bombing Iran IN THE NAME of the Iranian people. Those same people will plead with the US Congress to bomb the hell out of the Iranian people in order to liberate Israel--I mean, the Iranian people. Those same people will stress that the Iranian people need to be bombed from the air, in order to liberate the Iranian people. It is a well-known scenario that we saw in Iraq before. Just as Fuad Ajami and Bernard Lewis spoke on behalf of the Iraqi people, the same Zionists will now speak for the Iranian people. And notice that the shift from a Republican to a Democratic administration makes no difference whatsoever when it comes to the Middle East advise and policy on capitol hill.