“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
A bit of politics today.
The Iran deal – if there in fact is one, nobody seems certain – is causing a lot of angst within the Republican Party. Maybe they know the reason for their concern, but somehow I doubt it.
Don’t worry I’m not going to go into a big analysis of the deal, not yet anyway. As I said, no one is sure that anything has really been agreed.
But the details of the deal aside, what this and many other happenings over the past few years has clearly highlighted is that political parties – and not only in America – have become obsessed with the “if he’s fer it, I’m agin it” mentality.
The facts don’t count.
The reasons don’t matter.
The benefits are never logically weighed up.
Nor are the faults.
It is always just a knee-jerk reaction with no analysis whatsoever. You could write the headlines even before the event it is all so depressingly predictable.
And these pompous parties and politicians have the gall to call it ‘democracy’ and to try to foist it on other parts of the world that don’t want it and haven’t asked for it.
Somehow we have deteriorated to the point where a country full of politicians who don’t know what’s best for their own people, now think they know what is best for everyone else. Self-delusion, arrogance, call it what you like, there are many words that could be applied to describe it, none of them very complimentary.
An example is Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who has clearly learned nothing from what happened in Iraq and Afghanistan, because he now boasts that a U.S. military campaign against Iran’s nuclear facilities would only take “several days” of bombing.
Apparently in his head there would be no consequences. The Iranians will just sit back and take their medicine then wise up and never do it again.
On the other hand, of course, if Obama was against a deal with Iran I bet you Sen Cotton would be all for it.
That’s the real depth of his analysis, and there are (too) many others like him.
Whatever happened to right and wrong?