Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dick Morris provides incredibly bad unsolicited advice

DJanuary 29, 2011 3:38 pm ET by Media Matters staff
Dick Morris

In his column today, Dick Morris calls on President Obama to offer the United States' full support to embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, and "throw its weight against an Islamic takeover" in Egypt.

Morris believes  the "Muslim Brotherhood, dominated by Iranian Islamic fundamentalism, will doubtless emerge as the winner should the government of Egypt fall,"

He wants the White House "needs to send a signal to the [Egyptian] military that it will be supportive of its efforts to keep Egypt out of the hands of the Islamic fundamentalists."

From Morris' column

In the 1950s, the accusation "who lost China" resonated throughout American politics and led to the defeat of the Democratic Party in the presidential elections of 1952. Unless President Obama reverses field and strongly opposes letting the Muslim brotherhood take over Egypt, he will be hit with the modern equivalent of the 1952 question: Who Lost Egypt?

The Iranian government is waiting for Egypt to fall into its lap. The Muslim Brotherhood, dominated by Iranian Islamic fundamentalism, will doubtless emerge as the winner should the government of Egypt fall. The Obama Administration, in failing to throw its weight against an Islamic takeover, is guilty of the same mistake that led President Carter to fail to support the Shah, opening the door for the Ayatollah Khomeini to take over Iran.

Right wing BS

This is right wing BS! the US had no presence in China before or after the Red Chinese revolution and the Soviets were supplying the Red Chinese with arms and training. Had the US had invaded China after we defeated Japan, who the Red Chinese were fighting, we would have been defeated.

The Soviets were armed to the teeth after defeating the German Wehrmacht and they would have intervened in China, if the US had been foolish enough to blunder into an Asian land war like a right wing cowboy would.

Likewise, the Iranian revolution was a reaction to a CIA coup that put Shah Pavlavi in power, a man who was never the legitimate leader of Iran. The shah gave the SAVAK, his secret police, virtually unlimited powers and it tortured many Iranians. The Major actually has seen some slides of the SAVAK's torture chambers. It was awful.

If the US were to provide military support to Mubarek, it could stimulate more revolts throughout the middle east and the US would lose all of the credibility we gained with the election of President Obama.

If we have learned anything form US interventions in Viertnam, Iraq and Afghansitain, it is that you cannot force a government on people who don't want it.  You can win battles as we did in Vietnam, but lose the war.

These military interventions and invasions are expensive. Some economists believe 90 per cent of the deficit relates to the in the red spending  of past wars.

Of course, the GOP will tell you that Social Security and Medicare need to be cut back which have nothing to do with the present financial crises the US.

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