Almost immediately after the meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and the President of the United States the government of Iran, and more specifically their President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sent a shot across the the bow of the ship of state, and Odama's foreign policy. The message was clear; "Don't dare meet with zionists, and then come out and tell the world that the clock is ticking on Iran Mr. B Hussein Obama. We are not afraid of you. We can rattle our sword louder than you can. We know you will not unsheathe your sword, and you will have to wait and see what we do". It was very symbolic to send that message by launching a missile that sailed though the air like an erect middle finger.
Essentially Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told B. Hussein Obama to "kiss my Hamass". So he did. In a speech given today President Obama said
"Our government made decisions based upon fear rather than foresight and all too often trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions,"Which course was that? We went off course from the era of inaction where placing bombs in the garage of the twin towers went unnoticed? The course where Osam bin Laden was able to build a terrorist network, and attack a US Navy ship of war? The course where we were afraid to act on intelligence and kill Osama Bin Laden when we had the chance? The course where they felt comfortable attacking American consulates at will, eventually emboldening them to drive our own commercial jet liners into the World Trade Center? Thank god we didn't stay on that course!
"In other words, we went off course."
Decisions based on fear? I am very eager to learn about what actions decisions based on bravery will bring us. Then again, I'm not sure it is very brave to come out the day after Iran flexes its muscles and say "We are sorry, we didn't mean it, Bush did it, please don't hurt us, we just want you to like us".
As for closing Gitmo? Fine, whatever. Put the 244 terrorist in regular "Federal POUND ME IN THE A@@ prison". If they didn't like water boarding, lets see how they like prison rape.