Monday, July 20, 2015

Scott Walker: War With Iran On Day One

The GOP clown car of presidential candidates is full of idiots, but some are more dangerous than others.  Case in point?  Scott Walker who seemingly cannot discern the difference between waging war on public sector labor unions and going to war against a relatively educated nation of over 80 million people.  How else to explain Walker's boast that he'd wage war against Iran on the first day of his presidency if he's elected.   It's all part and parcel with Walker's not ready for prime time stature and cretinous mindset.  Yes, such idiocy plays well with the GOP base comprised of Christofascists who love slaughtering Muslims (including women and children) and those clinging to the myth of American exceptionalism, but for rational, logical, thinking individuals, Walker's bluster ought to be frightening and immediately disqualify him from the presidency.  Here are highlights from a piece in Huffington Post:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said over the weekend that the next president of the United States needed to be prepared to take aggressive military action on their very first day in office, including against Iran.

The presidential contender, who had promised to "terminate" the nuclear agreement with Iran upon his inauguration, made the remark while speaking with reporters at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday. Walker was asked about a criticism from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who asserted during a town hall last week that unwinding the agreement on day one was an unrealistic promise.

Asked about Bush's remarks on Saturday, Walker argued -- without mentioning Iran directly -- that a president ought to be ready to take action from the moment they step foot into the Oval Office.

"He may have his opinion. I believe that a president shouldn't wait to act until they put a cabinet together or an extended period of time, I believe they should be prepared to act on the very first day they take office," he said. "It's very possible, God forbid that this would happen, but very possible, that the next president could be called to take aggressive actions, including military actions, on their very first day in office."

After Walker aides accused Bush of softening on his opposition to the agreement, the former Florida governor issued a statement to The Weekly Standard assuring that he “would begin immediately to responsibly get us out of this deal.”

The dispute between the two early GOP frontrunners comes just weeks before the first debate, hosted by Fox News in August. It also follows Walker's efforts to bone up on foreign policy, positioning himself as one of the most hawkish candidates in the 2016 Republican presidential field. Addressing conservatives at the Family Leadership Summit on Saturday, Walker said the U.S. needed "a foreign policy that puts steel in the face of our enemies," and one that unapologetically asserted power across the globe.

Note that the forum where Walker spoke was the Iowa Family Leadership Summit which was sponsored by a who's who of hate groups and extreme right Christofascist organizations. These people literally love the idea of killing Muslims no matter the financial or human life cost involved for America. 

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