Posted tagged ‘Iran’

Inside Iran’s Fury

October 14, 2008

No American who was alive and alert in the early 1980s will ever forget the Iran hostage crisis. Militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, captured American diplomats and staff and held 52 of them captive for 444 days. In the United States, the television news program “Nightline” emerged to give nightly updates on the crisis, with anchorman Ted Koppel beginning each report by announcing that it was now “Day 53” or “Day 318” of the crisis. For Americans, still recovering from defeat in Vietnam, the hostage crisis was a searing ordeal. It stunned the nation and undermined Jimmy Carter’s presidency. Many Americans see it as the pivotal episode in the history of U.S.-Iranian relations.

Iranians, however, have a very different view.

Read the rest from the Smithsonian here


What else needs to be said?

October 11, 2007

Who else, really, is there to vote for?

No one.

There is no one with a more postive message.

There is no one with more well schooled in economics.

There is no other candidate who truly believes in free trade, not protectionism in one form or another.

There is no other candidate who better schooled in what the Constitution allows the Legislative and Executive branches to do.

Finally, there is no one with a more postive message of what America can be and what our role in the world can be if we all truly believe in peace, reason, the rule of law and truly free markets.

Thanks Dr. Roc and Tex MacRae.

Anti-War Group Releases Ad Hailing Ron Paul

October 10, 2007

Today from the Huffington Post:

“Americans Against Escalation In Iraq, the major umbrella group organizing activism against the Iraq war, is pushing out an ad later today blasting the GOP ’08 frontrunners for their claims about Iraq during yesterday’s CNBC debate, and praising Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) as ‘the only GOP candidate who gets it on Iraq.'”