The Obama Administration may have found its breakthrough in dealing with Iran, but not through its diplomatic engagement. Rumors are spreading in and outside of Iran that Supreme Leader Khamenei, who at 70 years old has been known to be in poor health, is in a coma or dead....Khamenei's Demise? Ryan Mauro, Frontpagemag.com, 10/22/09
Let's see. Castro started dying twenty-five years ago. Brezhnev died for almost a decade. Mao Tse-Tung, the mass murdering peasant so loved by the current White House Director of Communications, was believed to be dying for almost twenty years. North Korea's Kim Jong Il has been dying for decades. One suspects that part of the rationale behind Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler in 1936 was an MI6 report that Uncle Adolf was fatally ill. It is always and forever the endless dying of dictators that has been presented as "hope and change" by weak, appeasing leaders in the West. Slapped stupid by the Iranian government in the effort to "reason together" with Teheran's mullahs, now the best the current White House occupant can offer is hope that change will come through yet another endlessly dying dictator?
Not that such wishful thinking is the unique province of the Left. The federal takeover of the medical economy has been dying since last August, at least according to Drudge.