Iran Holds Brittish Hostages

Read the full article at the Times Online.  If this is true, wouldn’t this be an act of war?

Of course, even “warmongers” like Bush, Cheney, and McCain can’t go there because that would raise questions about the Godfather of the modern GOP: Ronald Reagan.  Reagan failed to respond to Iran’s act of war (and breach of the Geneva Convention and every other rule of etiquette and morality) when they stormed our embassy and took our diplomats as hostages.

But then, if Iran’s active involvement in helping our enemies in Iraq did not constitute an act of war, and its constant threats to wipe our ally Israel off the map did not constitute an act of war, then I suppose this isn’t either.

If it’s not an act of war, then what is it?  A bumper sticker slogan?

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2 Responses to “Iran Holds Brittish Hostages”

  1. Alfred Centauri Says:

    Hmmm… Yes, Reagan didn’t respond but then again, the embassy was stormed and the hostages were taken on Carter’s watch, right?

  2. The hostages were taken on Carter’s watch. But Reagan still had responsibility to remove Iran’s ability to wage war against us. And he had the responsibility to teach the rest of the world that the era of the America being afraid of its own shadow (post Vietnam) was over–that we would defend our interests vigorously.

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