The Times that Try Men’s Souls

Kerry: U.S. Open to Talks With Iran Over Iraq

John Kerry Current PicWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists. Kerry also says U.S. drone strikes “may well” be an option.

In a Monday interview with Yahoo! News, Kerry said Washington is “open to discussions” with Tehran if the Iranians can help end the violence and restore confidence in the Iraqi government. Asked about possible military cooperation with Iran, Kerry said he would “not rule out anything that would be constructive.” However, he stressed that any contacts with Iran would move “step-by-step.”

U.S. officials said earlier there is a possibility that a senior American diplomat may discuss Iraq with an Iranian delegation at nuclear talks in Vienna. CNS News

I’m not a diplomat; I’m just not wired that way. I would start more fights than I settled, but diplomat or not, is working with Iran over a civil war in Iraq something we need to do? Is this something that would be beneficial for the United States?

It seems some folks believe so.

Sen. Graham: ‘We Need to Coordinate With the Iranians’ Over Iraq Crisis

Graham-080106-18270- 0035( – Less than a year after Sen. Lindsey Graham was advocating for a use-of-force authorization against Iran, the South Carolina Republican on Sunday suggested the U.S. sit down and talk to the Iranians about stopping the advance of Sunni jihadists in Iraq.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Graham conceded that the notion of coordinating with Iran did not make him feel comfortable, but he argued that “we have common interests.” CNS News

I have ONE QUESTION that I want answered, just ONE; has Sen. Lindsey Graham lost what little bit of mind he had?

Asked whether he was saying the U.S. should be working directly with Iran on dealing with the Iraq crisis, Graham replied, “We should have discussions with Iran to make sure that they don’t use this as an opportunity to seize – to seize control of parts of Iraq. They’re in this. They’re already on the ground.”

Somehow, I get the impression that Sen. Lindsey Graham is under the impression that Iran is going to honor its *word* on any discussions or *pacts* that they may enter into with the United States; they will NOT.

I was in conversation with my wonderful friend Alan Caruba earlier today and we were discussing the reliability of Muslims and Muslim fighters.

The conversation was partly prompted by my observation that the supposed massacres of Iraqi troops by the ISIS rebels was not something I had a lot of sympathy for, and I have to tell you why; these Iraqi troops were trained and armed, they were supposed to be fighters, they were charged with the defense of their nation.

Iraqi troops threw down their weapons, stripped off their uniforms, RAN like cowardly dogs and were massacred for their efforts. If these people had ANY honor they would have stood and fought, met the enemy like MEN, they may have died in combat but they would have died with honor.

Apparently honor is not a part of the Iraqi military.

Muslims can’t be relied upon in ANY manner. They aren’t trustworthy, they lie to non-Muslims as a matter of the way they have lived for 1,400 years and they will stab us in the back at their first opportunity.

Those are the facts regarding Islam and its practitioners and it’s apparently something that the Obama regime, and RINO assclown Sen. Lindsey Graham has NO clue of.

“Why did we deal with Stalin? Because he was not as bad as Hitler,” he said. “The Iranians can provide some assets to make sure Baghdad doesn’t fall. We need to coordinate with the Iranians.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, the above fully illustrates exactly how the Soviet Union came to be the tremendous world power they were through most of the 20th Century.

Using the excuse that one enemy isn’t as bad as the other is the lamest and most child-like statements I can imagine. Both were vile enemies to this nation and after the defeat of NAZI Germany a brilliant, albeit eccentric military leader, Gen. George Patton knew, and loudly voiced his opinions on Soviet Russia and how they were incredibly weak at the end of WWII and that the United States needed to strike then and there, thus eliminating a future need to engage in war with them.

Fast forward to present day America and read the words spoken by Sen. Lindsey Graham and consider this; can Iran be trusted? Can we rely on Iran to be an ally? Can we expect Iran to stand with us in future wars in that region of the world?

No, we can’t, and rest assured, there will be future wars in the Mid-East and Asia, and Iran will turn on the United States.

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18 Responses to The Times that Try Men’s Souls

  1. Alan Caruba says:

    Delighted to be your friend! And with today’s thoughts on Muslims, particularly the Arab kind. All true. They do not trust each other. The Persians who make up Iran would gladly rid themselves of their ayatollahs, but it is a murderous regime like the others in the Middle East. The failure of the US to LEAD by assisting the Iraqis resist and destroy ISIS cannot have anything but a very bad future price to pay.

    • Wayne says:

      Alan, all I see here is Alinsky and Cloward and Piven. Create chaos and collapse the whole house of cards and start building a new world order. There are over a billion of these adherents to the religion of peace.

  2. NativeSon says:

    The question/premise is too STOOPID to dignify a response!!! While we’re “working with the Iranians” let’s give them all our military hardware and a bunch of our military secrets too–it OUGHTA help!!!

  3. Capt Ron says:

    This darn sure looks like a classic example of the rooster letting the fox guard the henhouse. Son, I say son…

  4. Bunkerville says:

    Just when one thought our foreign policy couldn’t get more bizarre, it does. Why not give Iran a few of our nukes and save them the trouble of building one.

  5. abigail says:

    I agree. Give them a few of our nukes delivered from altitude. There’d be instant peace in the mid east.

    • TexasFred says:

      Surely you can’t be serious?

      This isn’t 1945, we are NOT the *big dog on the block*, other nations have nukes now too and are simply waiting for an opportunity to use them against us… To nuke the Mid-East, as much as I and so many others would love to see, is NOT even an option at this time… And if it were to become an option you can prepare for death and destruction of biblical proportions, in other words; Armageddon..

      • Abigail says:

        Frustrated, Fred, frustrated. Of course I don’t want a nuclear war.
        But what happens when the religion of peace gets a nuclear capability. Do you think they will hesitate? There are enough radicals out there that I believe they would use it as blackmail and based how cheaply they hold non moslem lives don’t believe they would hesitate to use one. The moslems are not afraid of showing strength yet we…just seem so…well, weak.

  6. minuteman26 says:

    From what is happening in Iraq, it appears Obama is Shia. Who knew?!

  7. Wayne says:

    Another great post Fred. I consider myself pretty well informed about Islam. I’ve read books by the prominent authors on the subject and can’t see how anyone in this day and age can call this a religion let alone a RELIGION OF PEACE. The three books that give the muzz all the justification for their acts of violence should be required reading for any gov’t. official. We the People are being hoodwinked by the muzz in chief. Brotherhood are sunni and bo is I’m sure, partial to them. What the hell is going on?

  8. Dick Robie says:

    I am not going to read the whole thing or the comments. Obama screwed up in not leaving a significant residual force. Status of Forces Agreement was an excuse. Thousands died and greater than 130 thousand were maimed and mentally damaged. If my country EVER goes into another war without the clear goal of a unconditional sustainable long term win–I will join one of those so called militias/ The whole god damn thing in the Executive Branch and in Congress is disgraceful and I cannot understand why the people are not in major revolt.

  9. HGPSURF says:

    Maybe if the Iraqi forces had fought they would have won. Just stupid to give up to those who you know are going to kill you.
    Any alliance with Iran is stupid beyond belief.

  10. Oh, right.

    Working WITH Iran will also make Obama that much more UNlikely to want to bomb them when it is revealed they are 30 seconds from creating their own nuclear weapons packages.

    I can hear it now: “Because of the close working relationship we currently have with Iran, we cannot and will not abide Israel’s wanting to drop weapons on their facilities. We are ‘concerned’ about Iran’s nuclear program, and will be continuously ‘monitoring’ its possible future development. A strike, at this time, however, against a good friend such as Iran, is pointless.”


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