Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Iran Bomb: Old Old-Time Democrat Still Defending His Country

Back when the Bush Administration was warning about Iran's nuclear progress, or its deadly meddling in Iraq, the typical Democratic and media response was to treat the Islamic Republic as innocent until proven guilty. This month, Democrat Robert Morgenthau supplied the proof…In testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee…ignored by the media, the legendary Manhattan District Attorney opened a window on how Iran is secretly obtaining the ingredients for an arsenal of mass destruction…"Iran's shopping list for materials related to weapons of mass destruction." They add up to "literally thousands of records."…Wall Street Journal, 5/19/2009

There was a time when being a liberal Democrat meant that you were liberal in domestic politics but willing to protect a country you knew had a progressive, if sometimes erratic, history. Back then, Democrat Robert Morgenthau had friends like “Scoop” Jackson in the U.S. Senate, who could trumpet civil rights on the one hand, and a strong defense posture on the other. Maybe the reason the old DA is retiring is because most of his friends are dead and those who call themselves Democrats are now the ones attacking their own country by either apologizing for imagined crimes, by blowing the cover on our intelligence services, or by trying to negotiate with acknowledged thugs like Iran’s government, who’ve waged war on America for decades.

Read this terrifying article, or the one cited last March or April here, about Morgenthau’s ongoing investigation and indictment of Iranians and their Chinese friends reaching out to American banks and industry to purchase the means to make atomic bombs. This is one case where the legal route has far outdone the offerings from the State and Defense Departments. It’s not an American myth. Morgenthau and his staff, the model for the series Law and Order, are relentless, on legal target, and for thirty-seven years have only gone after people in the press after they’re certain they’ve got them in court. This stuff is real.

Why is this being ignored by the Obama cheerleaders in MSM? One of these toys would leave the CBS building, and everything else within a mile, a vague memory. But, hey, we can all sit around the big Mideast campfire and sing songs about the happy, multicultural world.


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