“Iranian Hostage Crisis; Where’s the outrage?” Indeed. Katherine Jean Lopez is somewhat pissed that the
As stated by Lopez it may be because we are presently in “diplomatic mode” with
“A diplomatic mode that — with the names Parnaz Azima, Haleh Esfandiari, Ali Shakeri, Tajbakhsh, and Robert Levinson on our minds — should have all Americans angry, nervous, and praying that the Bush administration is working on something good they’re keeping close to the vest. Praying that they are as skeptical of
as they should be. Praying that they are willing to put in place a debilitating sanctions policy and send clear signals of support to the good men and women of Iran who want another kind of life there, free of the terrorists who run the country.” Iran
We can only “hope and pray” that something good is up our sleeves, but of course no one can be sure. Initially, upon the hostages abduction reaching Reuters; Reuters pretty much reported it a no more than an issue of “dual citizenship,” (the page with this report is unfortunately “missing). This sites reaction that day couldn’t help but think of Navin Johnsons reaction to a the shooting of oil cans.
Interestingly WaPo published a report this past Friday June 21 regarding the U.S. refusal to release five Iranians detained in Iraq that
“What does the detention of the Arbil Five have to do with the detention of the Americans in
? Everything. If you look at the Iranian statements, you’ll see that both the number and the accusations against the Americans have been carefully made to parallel what happened in Tehran . This is a simple case of one gross injustice being countered with another one. Of two nation-states behaving like schoolyard bullies. And who suffers? Well, my sympathies are with the Americans in captivity in Iraq , of course. Some of these folks are well-respected scholars, voices of moderation–voices that are badly needed just now. But I can’t deny being a bit angry about what has been done in Tehran ’s name with the Arbil Five. It’s an outrage, and it’s shameful. This elementary-school situation cries out for the principal to come and intervene.” America
Beyond the fact that this is only so much moral equivocating, I’m struck by Horton’s reliance upon “Iranian statements,” as though the word of the Tehrrorists of Tehran can speak any truth. I don’t believe this is the type of reaction Katherin Lopez is speaking of in her post. Considering the five detained in
Where does one suppose Horton gets the gall to compare the two detentions? Perhaps it’s from the same schoolyard he refers to in his reaction. At the least he feels for those in
How dare the
To Mr. Horton and others that seek a peaceful solution to this latest Iranian crisis; this offering from Michelle Malkin on Sunday June 24, is a must see/read for those that want to bone up on who it is we will/would be negotiating with. This “schoolyard” playground is centuries behind any schoolyard in the
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