October 18 Debate - The Obvious Iran Question - How Should Ron Paul Approach It?Submitted by zooamerica on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 20:48
Hillary Mann Leverett, a former official in the Bush administration says the supposed plot makes no sense.
Mann Leverett was Director for Iran, Afghanistan and Persian Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council in the Bush administration, served as Middle East expert on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, and Political Advisor for Middle East, Central Asian and African issues at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
“Ms. Leverett has published extensively on Iran as well as on other Middle Eastern, Central and South Asian, and Russian issues. She has spoken about U.S.-Iranian relations at Harvard, MIT, the National Defense University, NYU, the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, and major research centers in China,” her bio states.
From the video above, Ms. Leverett says the following...
"Have the information examined and critically important - CROSS examined, because we should not be going to war AGAIN on false pretenses."
In other words, proceed with a lot of caution and examine the evidence very closely.
No crime was ever committed. It was an, 'alleged plot.'
Allegations do not constitute a crime. Uncle Sam has to prove those allegations in a court of law, AND in the court of public opinion as well.
I do not think that it is right for the Obama administration to be imposing economic sanctions against Iran before any trial has even taken place.
We have to be a country that respects the rule of law, not the lawless....if not, America will become a dictatorship.
If we simply respect the rule of law, and conduct ourselves accordingly in government, this case should be a slam dunk.
But this case doesn't even hit the rim. It's an air ball.
It simply does not make any sense. Qui bono? NOT IRAN!
Who benefits by having some Mexican drug cartel whack a Saudi US Ambassador? Iran? In what way does that make any kind of logical sense?
It's like watching a bad movie over and over again.
Thanks for reading.