Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Why Iran Matters?
I intend to write more in the coming days on the issue of Iran, but since I have not written in about a year due to health issues, I feel like the need to make a basic point here.
We are facing the very real possibility that Iran is going to have nuclear weapons within in a few years, maybe even as soon as 2010. This is a state led by a man who has spoken openly of removing the nation of Israel off the map. Whatever your feeling about the need for a Palestinian state, and I am in favour of it if they can prove they can govern without corruption, without violence an dmost importanly, without devoting themselves to killing their neighbours in Israel, the fact is that the current regime in Iran has stated its desire to end Israel. This is deeply troubling.
Intersesting Article on California from the liberal New Republic
I have never lived in California (as a resident of Colorado, why would I, and as a matter of fact most residents of my state just hope fewer Californians move here). But as an American who wants to see everyone succeed the current situation in California is one that has to concern me. I do not want to see California become a “failed state.” There are certainly some conservatives who want to see California fail because it would be an indictment on the liberal policies of that state. Lets be honest the state legislature there has been dominated by Democrats for about two decades and the govenors there have been liberal, even the Terminator, who like George W. Bush may have done lasting damage to the Republican brand.