A Senate resolution condemning the president of Iran for anti-Semitic comments he made earlier this month is riling its Republican sponsors on Capitol Hill. They claim Senate Democrats forced them to strip language from the document expressing support for self-determination and a national referendum in the country. More here
(Senator Santorum, a Republican of Pennsylvania, drafted the resolution, the only reason to live in Pennsylvania I might add, that and the pretzels. Santorum is looking mighty presidential whether he wants it or not -Atlas).
When Mr. Santorum moved to introduce the resolution last Friday, Senator Wyden, a Democrat of Oregon, registered an unusual objection. According to the Congressional Record, Mr. Wyden told Mr. Santorum on the Senate floor that he was objecting to the resolution because his Democratic colleagues in the Senate had asked him too. Mr. Wyden did not say who asked him to issue the objection.
"While I personally am vehemently opposed to the statements that have been made by the president of Iran," Mr. Wyden said, "I have been asked by the members on this side of the aisle to object, and I do so object." [The quintessential dhimmicrat - Atlas]
Mr. Wyden's office did not return repeated calls yesterday to explain who suggested that he object to the Iran resolution or why he was chosen to register the complaint. And a spokesman for Mr. Santorum, Robert Traynham, said he did not know who raised the objection either. "We're still trying to see who those Democrats are," he said. An Internet blog devoted to promoting Democracy in Iran, "Regime Change Iran," detailed the flap over the resolution. It simply said that "Senate Democrats" objected to the resolution.
The following day, Mr. Santorum introduced a revised resolution, absent the language calling for a referendum in Iran. Once it passed, he delivered a floor speech in which he condemned not only the comments of Mr. Ahmadinejad but also members of the Senate and others who have resisted a similarly strong condemnation of the remarks.
"We could not adopt tonight in the Senate the Senate saying to the people of Iran that we support efforts of self-determination and a national referendum that was free and fair," Mr. Santorum said. "That is, in my mind, a rather unfortunate occurrence. But I found, from my perspective, that it was so important to condemn these actions that we agreed to strike those two sentences from the resolved clauses. I don't necessarily understand why anyone would oppose either of those sentences, those resolved clauses. They state that we are for freedom and democracy for all people, including the people of Iran."
More surprising is that Senator Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee had not cosponsored either resolution. We learned that a majority staffer objected to condemning the entire government of and the call for a referendum with international observers. He reportedly said that we should be condemning President Ahmadinejad (vs. the entire government) and that
Iran just had elections and they chose the current leader." Dr. Zin
This genius was elected?. Can you imagine that? Is Lugar a bloody pod or what?
Such statements show a complete lack of understanding of the Iranian government’s electoral process. The regime chooses which candidates are permitted to run for office that they approve of and even these are fraudulent. Even Iran's leaders agree they are fraudulent.
I'll say..........Here is a glimpse of the post election Iran. LUGAR, THE IRANIANS DID NOT VOTE FOR THIS;
So after receiving yesterday'’s report on the situation, several Iranian satellite broadcasters (NITV and SOS Iran) asked their listeners, which include millions of Iranians, to call Chairman Lugar'’s office and their own Senator'’s office demanding hearings on the Iran Freedom and Support Act.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Just as President Bush declared a "Bush Doctrine" stating plainly that there would be no distinction between terrorists and those who harbor them, Ahmadinejad is stating his judenrein plainly and telling the world you are either with him or against him. Basically, he is opening the door to all the America hating, Jew hating closet dwellers to come out of the closet. Their day has come. No more shame. Just as Hitler did. And, if you recall, a large part of the world embraced Hitler for it (including Teddy "not to worry I can swim" Kennedy's father - Ambassador to England at the time).
So it will be. Whose side are you on? Hey LUGAR, Biden, Wyden, Voinavich WHOSE SIDE?
The folks are choosing sides in the war of the worlds, climbing out from under their rocks;
Malaysian: U.S. Scheming on Iran, Syria Malaysia's former prime minister accused the U.S. Thursday of scheming to invade Iran and Syria, and said the Iranian president's recent statements against Israel are providing Washington the excuse.
"I declared that we will not recognize Israel which is an alien entity in the region. And we expect the demise of this cancer soon," Mohammed Mehdi Akef, the leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, told the state-owned Ahram Weekly in an interview published Thursday. "The Muslim Brothers do not recognize Israel....70 million Egyptians, 300 million citizens in the Arab world, and 1.5 billion Muslims across the world do not recognize Israel," Akef told the London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat on Sunday. (AFP/Yahoo)
Pakistan to stand by Iran in case of aggression: Kasuri
Khaleej Times ISLAMABAD — Pakistan will stand by Iran in case of any aggression, Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri has said.
Head of Egypt's rising political force echoes Iran leader, says
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - The leader of Egypt's main Islamic opposition group said Thursday the Nazi destruction of European Jewry is a "myth" and he slammed western governments for criticizing those who question the genocide.
Kyrgyzstan supports Iran's peaceful nuclear activity: Tekebayev
Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker Umarbek Tekebayev in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Mohammad-Reza Sabouri here Thursday declared his country's support for Iran's nuclear activity.
Iran rejects “any conditions whatsoever” in nuclear talks
Khaleej Times VIENNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Wednesday Iran would “not agree to any conditions whatsoever” for the resumption of talks with the EU on its controversial nuclear programme.
CALL Senator Lugar AND DEMAND HEARINGS!
Dr Zin: Last Friday, the day after millions of Iraqi's voted in an historic election, the US Senate passed a resolution condemning the recent alarming statements by Iran's President. Surprisingly, the mainstream media ignored the resolution while the international press has been avidly covering similar resolutions adopted by countries around the world. Unfortunately, the story behind the resolution revealed a disturbing lack of conviction by some in the US Senate.
The resolution, authored by US Rick Santorum, was in his words "a mild condemnation" version of the resolution that he had also authored and which had obtained bi-partisan support, hours earlier- which was then objected to by Senate Democrats.
The original resolution co-sponsored by contained language in support for the people of Iran:
- It supported the people of Iran's desire to exercise self determination over the form of government of their country and
- supported a call for a national referendum in Iran with oversight by international observers and monitors to certify the integrity and fairness of the referendum.
But after the resolution containing these clauses was objected to by Senate Democrats. Senator Santorum was forced to REMOVE the two clauses which addressed desire for free elections in Iran. So he then submitted the resolution without those clauses….
Remember, this was the session in which the Senate democrats filibustered the Patriot Act.
But more surprising is that Senator Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee had not cosponsored either resolution.
It has been reported that a Majority staffer with the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee objected to condemning the entire government of
Iran and the call for a referendum with international observers.
He reportedly said that we should be condemning President Ahmadinejad
(vs. the entire government) and that "Iran just had
elections and they chose the current
leader." Such statements show a complete lack of understanding
of the Iranian government. Sadly it looks like Chairman Lugar is the
Since February, we have long supported Senator Santorum's other Iran legislation, The Iran Freedom and Support ActS. 333. The bill is designed to hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran.
Despite the ever increasing threat of the Iranian regime not only to Israel, Iraqi democracy, but even to the United States Chairman Lugar has yet to hold a single hearing on the bill. While the Europeans act the US Senate is paralyzed. …
The Senate had an opportunity to send a signal to those inside of Iran that the US is finally willing to take their struggle seriously. We failed to send the signal. Nevertheless, we have an opportunity to correct the situation by demanding that the US Senate hold hearings on the Iran Freedom and Support Act. …
Failure of the US Senate to even hold hearings on the bill emboldens the regime that thinks we are incapable of action - which unfortunately appears to be true. As long as the mainstream media and even the blogosphere fail to demand action, none will be forthcoming.
The cacophony of Democrat manufactured theater is deafening - snap out it!
These are the hearings we sh0uld be having in Washington right now, not a Boxer Burlesque Show on keeping Osama's chitty chats private, asshat.
Can Blogosphere Beat The Mullahs?
Thanks to Allah for this.
UPDATE: Keep telling yourself these people have not declared war on America
WAR BY PROXY
Thousands of Sunni secular Shiite and Kurdish protesters took to the streets of Iraq Friday, Dec. 23, over what they called “the biggest election fraud in Middle East history.”
Allawi, head of the Iraqi List and a key American ally, that he and the Sunni bloc of 30 lists were boycotting the elections, brought US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld dashing over to Baghdad Thursday night.
Allawi alleges that convoys of trucks carrying sealed ballot boxes stuffed with forged voting slips and other documents went round polling stations on election-day and packed the ballot boxes with pro-Shiite votes. Between 10 and 15 of those trucks were intercepted by Iraqi security forces at the southern Iraqi towns of Qut, Al Amara and Basra. An investigation disclosed that they trucks were organized by Iranian intelligence agents to falsely boost the Iranian majority.
More on election hijinks here and here.
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