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Mr President, Tear Down This Silence

Posted by politicizer on June 17, 2009

Conor Rogers, Editor

In an unprecedented move by a US President, Barack Obama has very nearly refused to comment, act or speak out regarding a popular uprising, wherein millions of people have risen up, protested, and endured gunfire, beatings and brutality. These people are demanding nothing more than the right to vote and live as they wish – the mantra of the United States. This is not even to mention the fact that it is occurring in a nation that the US has been trying to get to embrace democracy for decades, or that the man they are protesting in favor of, Hossein Mousavi, is an avid supporter of the United States. Throughout history, the President of the United States has embraced democratic uprisings and the dawn of freedom at nearly every turn. The most famous of which can be summarized in one quote by Ronald Reagan, “Mr. Gorbachov, tear down this wall.” Reagan not only spoke out against the Soviet oppression of the German people, he traveled Germany during the height of tensions and sided with freedom for the German People, despite its risky international and political implications.

Fast forward to 2009, the protests are the same, and the goal is the same. The threat posed by radical Islamic governments is nearly the same as the Soviets. The difference: The American President. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let Freedom Ring

Posted by politicizer on June 16, 2009

The Politicizer Staff, In Solidarity.

Though we are liberals, conservatives, moderates, Republicans, DprotestTehranemocrats and independents, the struggle for freedom by the Iranian People is one that cannot be ignored. The Politicizer joins the growing chorus of blogs and social media users demanding freedom for the Iranian People and stand with them in solidarity. Today the Politicizer goes green, the color of the Iranian freedom fighters.

There is no greater cause than the fight for liberty. No matter what country it rises up in, let freedom ring.

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George W Bush Vindicated on the Streets of Tehran?

Posted by politicizer on June 15, 2009

Conor Rogers, Political Editor
A brief note about the connection between the 2001 and 2003 US Wars and Iran today

It is no coincidence that the first ‘election’ in Iran following the successful implementation of democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan has been met with demands for rights, true democracy, and openness in Islamic government. Calls for liberalization are being trumpeted by thousands of people marching in levels not seen on the streets of Tehran in decades.

Let me be clear, as a middle-of-the road Republican, I was not fond of how the Iraq war was initially handled, nor the fact that information was apparently manipulated by Rumsfeld et al during the course to war, call me a surge supporting-Petraeus Republican if you will, yet these recent developments may in fact vindicate the use of the Bush Doctrine in Iraq regardless of how one feels about the run up, or the initial handling of it. Read the rest of this entry »

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When All Else Fails – Use Force.

Posted by politicizer on June 15, 2009

Cynthia Meyer, Staff Writer
How the Obama Administration is repeating the deadly mistakes of the Clinton foreign policy.

The American public is distracted. Right now, we are in the middle of a deep recession. Unemployment is the highest we have seen in decades, and your average Joe is worried about keeping his job and supporting his family. And while it is important that we be concerned about this rapid expansion of government through “stimulus” (spending), bailouts, and “spreading the wealth around”, we often have the tendency to let issues that seem urgent divert our attention away from issues of equal or greater importance. Usually, and regrettably, the neglected issue is one of foreign policy and national security. For example, while mass genocide was being committed by Nazi Germany, we were distracted at home—and it wasn’t until it directly affected us, it wasn’t until we got hit with Pearl Harbor, that we entered WWII to forcefully cease the growing German power and claim victory. America was distracted, and we came in too late.

We have been at war with radical Islamic fundamentalists ever since 9/11, but they have been at war with us for decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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