Our White House, under the direction of Barack Obama and State Department leadership of Hillary Clinton, is extending an invitation to Iran to get involved in Afghanistan. Because, you know…it’s not like Iran is not tacitly supporting enough death and mayhem in the world. No, Iran is a country with really peaceful goals, and we’ve just not been understanding them properly?
Take for example, Iraq. YouTube has a five-part series of videos on the Baghdad Death Squads, which apparently act under the orders of the Mahdi Army. The Mahdi Army is headed by the wonderful* man Muqtada al Sadr, who is in and out of Iran on a regular basis. Watching the videos, you realize the killing field that Iraq has become. And then you wonder, why on earth would we want Iran, who backs people like these, to be involved in Afghanistan? So that they can encourage the same types of Shi’a on Sunni killing there as well? Or is there a higher purpose.
It’s puzzling, to say the least. I’m all for diplomacy. Let’s extend a hand to Iran and see where it goes, baby steps one at a time. But Iran is a danger to areas that are already under stress, and there is no humanistically sound reason to give them access to an already stressed-to-the-max nation.
*Note: sarcasm. Read with tongue firmly inserted in cheek.