On a kinder note, that balances the shrill tones coming out of Tehran lately, US ships rescued an Iranian fishing boat that had been captured by Somali pirates, and had held the crew as prisoners for over 45 days, using their ship as a mother ships for other pirate raids. To make it ironic, the rescue was performed by the John Stennis aircraft carrier group, the same group that Tehran had warned not to come back into the Persian Gulf. You're welcome... The crew was treated kindly and with respect, or so the spin that the press releases stated, before being sent back on their way to Iran. 15 Somali pirates were captured, no announcement was made as to what we will do with them.
Iran has been screaming bloody murder because if the US and Europe implement the sanctions against purchasing Iranian oil, there goes about 80% of Iran's income, and those Grand Ayatollahs and General in the Republican Guards won't be able to buy new cashmere clothes made from special herds of goats kept for just themselves. Maybe the Iranian leaders should reconsider their decisions regarding their nuclear program as being attached to their balls, the bigger the program gets, the more it makes them a macho man... I would hate to be a diplomate, all of the crap you put up with and posturing all sides make, and that's just for your own country. Double and triple the amount of posturing for each country you have to deal with.
Like it or not, we should look at having a Mitt as viable candidate. The primaries so far have been vicious, and all of the backbiting and horrible stories from Romney's past should have come out, and the Democrats not having spent a dime. So, Obama can appear to be above that style of bickering, all he has to do is show how the criticisms that Romeny is leveling at him now, are based on small lies and distortions of the truth. This has actually been a more entertaining year in politics, and for that I have to say God Bless the Tea Party!
oh yes, don't ever Google the word: santorum. it's not pretty what you will find...