Iran presents us with problems that require intelligence, strength, and maturity. The situation requires grown-ups and American politics breeds rank immaturity. We the people accept lies from our candidates so long as they are easy lies; fixing the deficit while lowering taxes, providing better security without intruding on long-cherished freedoms, controlling reckless dictators without spending money or incurring casualties. We like our easy buttons in 21st Century America, and we despise politicians that have the temerity to propose the hard road. Dealing with Iran means travelling the hardest of roads; any who propose that there is a solution either simple or easy is both liar and fool.
A quick post today on Iran and North Korea and notions of an “appropriate response”. The usual lineup of critics on both sides of our artificial political fence have been taking shots at President Obama for his handling of flash points in Iran and North Korea, and to a lesser extent, China. The left wants […]