Quote of the Day: The Republicans “put pandering to their right wing above American national security”

Les Gelb today:

“Republican leadership calls for Obama to condemn Iran’s election results and speak out for the demonstrators shows no knowledge of Iran whatsoever. If he did so, America would become the issue in Iran, not Ahmadinejad, and we would become the excuse and justification for spilling Iranian blood. These sniping remarks by Republican leaders also shows they put pandering to their right wing above American national security. Why can’t they listen to their own real foreign policy expert — Senator Richard Lugar — and see and say that the U.S. must exercise restraint in our public statements for Iran’s sake and our own . . .”

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Quote of the Day: The Republicans “put pandering to their right wing above American national security”

  1. p of v says:

    Lugar, as well as many other republicans, are quite correct.
    The far-right are far wrong on this hugely sensitive issue.

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