The Executive Branch of the United States of America government has an unenviable track record regarding Iran. It spans the administrations of Jimmy Carter and EVERY president through to George W. Bush. It is "uneviable" because it is a moral travesty. Every president from Carter on has acted with moral cowardice toward Iran, and that includes the mighty Ronald Reagan. However, none has done worse than George W. Bush.
Iran was more talk and less blood, although secretive and bloody since the Khomeini regime. Nothing could have emboldened it more than getting away with seizing the American Embassy and holding its personnel hostage for 444 days. Khomeini et al correctly read Jimmy Carter as a spineless weakling serving his own narcissistic needs at the expense of America. For a short while, Iran feared Reagan. After the Embassy bombings in Lebanon and the 12 October 1983 massive slaughter of U. S. Marines, followed by Reagan's tucking tail and running, they knew they were home free. Everything they suspected about the moral quality of American leadership was verified.
When George Herbert Walker Bush took the immoral position he did regarding the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, Iran knew that moral leadership at the top in America was a thing of the past. GHWBush gave up on principle. Clinton was, well, Clinton, and not worth talking about other than saying he was the poster child for American decadence in the eyes of the world. That Clinton was allowed to get away with it so chronically, so easily showed that the moral rot in the Executive Branch also ran through the entire Legislative Branch. To Iran, America was finished as a moral power, and that was their license to turn the evil up to full force.
Iran still knows that we have a mighty military, even if we have a mini-mouse leadership. We can take them back to days of Ali without much trouble. However, under George W. Bush, they have come to know that no one in power in America has the balls, if you will pardon the expression. The leader with the smoothest perineum is George W. Bush.
Bush's ineptness seems to know no bounds, and America benefit just by the act of his leaving office. He will leave an incredible mess behind, a mess in so many areas. His greatest mess will be his actualization of Iran.
It is worth citing again the jewels in his crown:
1. Following the events of 11 September 2001, he became an Islamic suckup who dared not go after perpetrators to seek justice and put an end to rising Islamic terrorism.
2. He fumbled the Afghanistan campaign thereby allowing bin Laden and entourage to escape into territory owned by his friend and ally, the Muslim dictator of nuclear Pakistan.
3. Instead of going to the source of most of the Islamic trouble, Iran, he went after Saddam, thereby tying up our military and assets so that we could not go after Iran and its client state of Syria.
4. His ineptness guaranteed failure in Iraq and assured no good way to get out.
5. He allowed Iran to go nuclear and to intimidate the USA, among other states, because he lacked the knowledge and principles to see the truth and act on it.
6. He became a sycophant for Saudi Arabia, the other major sponsor of Islamic terrorism.
7. At home, he defaulted on his presidential requirement to uphold the laws of the USA which included protecting us from an influx of terrorists and other illegals across our borders. His Homeland Security department became just another inept bureaucracy, and we know that Iran-sponsored terrorists are in place in America. They had only to walk across the unguarded border. Bush saw to that.
8. He expanded the size, the oppressive reach, and the colossal costs of government which will severely hamper Americans for the rest of the 21st century.
Iran elected a Hitler to join the religious Hitlers already running Iran. Iran has seen fit to go for broke to become a nuclear nation and to create as much trouble as possible to become the Middle Eastern Nazi Germany. Now, they are about to set up a terrorist state in Gaza, from which they can attack Israel and Egypt, among others. Iran has no hesitation about declaring its intentions to kill Israel, and Israel seems so cooperative with Iran by retaining the Israeli George W. Bush as their leader, Olmert.
Iraq will dissolve into a Gaza whether we stay or leave. Looking at the likely successors to George W. Bush, whether Democrat or Republican, whoever takes over will be another Bush-Olmert.
Bush's legacy includes being so totally hated abroad and at home. He is a loser, and that is the big reason he is hated so much at home. He truly has an anti-Midas touch that turns everything he tries into manure. He is hated abroad because he is such an inept weakling, who looks and acts dopey, and has no idea how to act as the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. He neither commands respect, nor, more importantly, DEMANDS respect.
No, around the world, America will not be liked so long as mentalities like those who populate the nations of the United Nations exist, so being liked is not an option. Who cares anyway? The bastards should respect us, and Bush's behavior simply made the barbarians, semi-barbarians, and the Euro-weaklings see the clay feet and spinelessness.
When other countries watch us turn squishy before countries like Iran, and when leaders of Iran act like they have the moral high ground, we get what we earned. We, the citizens of America, hate it, but we have lost control of our government and have let it use us for door mats. We, then, must live with the crap our leaders dish out to us daily, unless we decide to get off our pathetic derriers as responsible citizens and take back our country, and put in good leadership.
When Bush leaves office in approximately one and one-half years, he will have ensured that Iran will be the tail wagging the American dog. He will have ensured that Iran will be so full of itself that it will attack more and more interests of the West and will make a raw power grab for Iraq. Then, Iran will have Iraq on the eastern side of Israel, Gaza on the western side, and Lebanon and Syria to the north, with a bunch of loud-mouthing, directionless Sunni states milling about chaotically and impotently in between. Expect capitulation from that dishrag that runs Jordan as well.
Bush will have made certain that China and Russia make sure that Iran becomes nuclear, with weapons, because they read Bush for what he is, and there is nothing they want more than to bring America to its knees and cut off its head.
Bush will have set the course for America, and the world, for the rest of this century. Its centerpiece will be Iran which has been calling the shots since 1979.
Clinton gave away missle guidance systems to Communist China, but was impeached for sexual peccadillos. Bush gave away America, and he will have walked out of the White House, possible giving himself a full pardon, or at least without so much as a scratch. He will be hated throughout history for just what he is, and his will be another uneviable legacy.
And to think that we are letting him get away with being the most anti-American president, and the most immoral, in history. Think about what that says about us, us Americans.