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June 16th, 2014
09:24 PM ET

3 Reasons not to trust Iran

S.E. Cupp lays out her 3 reasons why the U.S. should not trust Iran regarding the recent violence in Iraq.

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  1. warthog6

    What kind of stupid debate are we pretending to have here? Am I supposed to take seriously the idea that there is a genuine discussion on the pros and cons of making Iran an ally? It's not just the proposition that's stupid. The idea that there is a genuine debate is also just plain stupid. There is none. Is that really what we're supposed to believe?

    Perhaps we should also have an "honest debate" about putting the Ayatollah in charge of the Veterans Administration. It's not like he has no experience taking charge of large institutions, and he doesn't let traitors off easy. Shall we also pretend to argue this out then?

    Perhaps the only responsible thing to do is "just teach the controversy." Maybe we have to make friends with Iran now–after all, bin Laden's unavailable. Is everyone running the country just smoking crack or something? What next? Maybe to prove ourselves to Iran we should just nuke Israel? What are you idiots thinking? Have our leaders just thrown in the towel and trying to underline the point by doing the opposite of their job–like a temp with a bad attitude?

    I swear, after allowing our disabled veterans to be murdered by the very hospitals entrusted to save them–with no criminal charges for anyone, I did not think there was anything stupider or more reckless this government could do.

    Once again, I have misunderestimated you.

    You're just so totally and completely stupid. There just isn't a big enough dictionary in the world to describe it.

    Honestly, it's just a totally unexpected new low. I just can't believe my eyes.

    June 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      Just a FYI, but in the first year or two of the war in Afghanistan, we cooperated militarily with Iran on several fronts. It wasn't until we invaded Iraq that it stopped. Iran was already supporting the northern alliance that the US chose to back in Afghanistan militarily (they had been for over a decade). During the military conflict to oust the Taliban, Iran even agreed to give protection to US troops who were forced into their territory. We transported good to Afghanistan through Iran and used Iranian intelligence to direct our bombing missions.

      Iran was a member of the 2001 Bonn Conference discussing the future of Afghanistan, supported the US pick for President (Karzai) even though they favored returning Rabbani and we had the most productive diplomatic relations with Iran in quite some time.

      Then in 2002, Bush put them on the "Axis of Evil" list... and that fell apart. But the fact remains that duing the invasion of Afghanistan our largest source of military assistance... was Iran. People seem to like to forget that fact.

      June 20, 2014 at 10:45 am | Reply
  2. kurt

    1. We shouldn't work with anyone in Iraq. I have no problem with having relations with Iran... but I dont think we should be doing any kind of military cooperation with them. I feel that if the Shiites win in Iraq, they'll become beholden to Iran regardless of what we do, but I don't want to help that happen in any way. Neither do I want to help the Sunni terrorists or the Kurdish independents. I just want to have the US stop trying to fix the unfixable in the middle east. Let them solve their own problems.

    2. I'm sorry, but I don't see any problem with someone having to say "Yes, I want to have sex"... before the other person can have sex with them. Someone passed out shouldn't be assumed to be willing at that moment because they were in the past. Someone saying no while laughing should still have their "no" respected. YOu shouldn't be able to "guess" that the person really meant "yes" and get away with having sex with an unwilling partner. No means no. Yes means yes. And silence DOES NOT MEAN YES.

    And Ms. Cupp is absolutely incorrect about college rape (and rape in general) not being impacted by this. There are MANY rape defenses that are successful using the statement that "I thought she was into it" or "she didn't tell me to stop" or "I thought we were roleplaying" or "she liked it".

    Why on earth would anyone have a problem with getting consent before sexual activity. What kind of sex lives do you people have if you don't actuall ask your partner... "Hey... you wanna?" You just sling your partner over your shoulder, carry them to the bedroom and start ravaging them without actually getting consent first? Who on earth has sex without getting consent anyway?

    June 17, 2014 at 10:14 am | Reply
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    June 17, 2014 at 10:10 am | Reply
  4. distant observer

    If Iran wants to help Iraq, who's going to tell them they can't? Iraq and Iran are sovereign nations each with their own agenda. John Kerry and S.E Cupp can suggest, warn or complain but it doesn't change the urgency that is required in Iraq. I tend to side with John Kerry that while Iran isn't a good option they are a willing option and if you're in a hole and expect a ladder, then someone throws you a rope it is the best way out of a hole void of escape routes. I personally don't believe we should back Iraq with warships or at all. They have never understood "Freedom for all" nor has Iran, so let them fight for their idiocy.

    June 17, 2014 at 7:56 am | Reply

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