This week in politics didn’t start off very well, and it’s been going downhill ever since. Instead of pats on the back and long-winded toasts to U.S. diplomats for successfully concluding nuclear talks with Iran with better-than-expected concessions from that country, we are treated to the wailing and braying of conservatives who are comparing Obama to Neville Chamberlain (He's also often compared to Hitler, so please make up your minds, haters).
The comparison is wrong on several counts, but Chamberlain’s concessions to Hitler are considered to be the first step in Hitler’s march to war with Europe. So are conservatives worrying that this agreement will eventually lead to war? That would be rich because they have proposed no other alternative to diplomacy except bombing Iran, an act of aggression that would probably lead to war.
Of course we all know that much of their caterwauling has less to do with Iran than it does with Obama himself. Any victory for the President, no matter how big or how small, is guaranteed to send conservatives into an apoplectic frenzy of condemnation. If Barack done it, we’re agin’ it. Obama hatred runs deep through the veins of Republicans and, as we’ve learned over the past six years, there is no antidote.
Those who are condemning the agreement with Iran have absolutely nothing constructive to offer in its place except violence. Some of these people are running for President of the United States. I’m reminded of John McCain’s psychotic episode during a speech when he sang “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” to the tune of the Beach Boys “Barbara Ann.” This is the bomb first, ask questions later mentality of today’s Republican’s. None of them should be allowed anywhere near the White House.