I’m trying to follow the Iran situation, but I just can’t handle the American blogger coverage. It just reminds me too much of the warblogging circa 2003, and you just get the sense that the green paint signifying the green revolution is no longer just on the blogger’s hands. Everything is so breathless and over-the-top that it seems less like a dangerous and precarious situation in the Middle East than it does a good old-fashioned American blogger wank. To wit, Allahpundit:
Much depends on the meaning of “accepts,” though, doesn’t it? I’m sure we’ll get some patented Hopenchange drivel tomorrow about “grave concerns,” etc, but if Iran’s kids are expecting The One to walk away from nuke negotiations in protest of the coup, they’re kidding themselves. For one thing, that’s something Bush would do, and of course Bush was never, evah right. For another, if Obama walks away then he’s essentially betting all his chips on a full-blown counterrevolution to erupt and topple the regime. If it doesn’t, or if it’s put down a la Tiananmen Square, Khamenei et al. will be in no mood to forgive and forget. Which means it’s either war to take out Iran’s nuke infrastructure or learn to stop worrying and love the Iranian bomb. Israelis are learning already!
Needless to say, it sounds like Allah has gone and gotten green paint everywhere. And no matter what happens in Iran, he wants to remind you that it is Obama’s fault. Wolverines! Democracy, whiskey, sexy!
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I’m a “special douche” and part of the nutroots. And Allah misses the point completely- what is going on in Iran is deadly serious, with people’s lives on the line, and what bothers me is the breathless wankery I see from American blogs who really have absolutely nothing on the line. Nothing. No matter what happens to all those people over there, no one blogging from the USA will be beaten, thrown in jail, had their head cracked, or worse, killed. No one has any idea what is going on. I wish these Iranian protesters the best of luck and hope for the best for them, but I still have no idea what Allah thinks Obama should do, other than accept responsibility for whatever the folks at Hot Air want to blame on him.