Tuesday, August 22, 2006

CATO: Stick to Libertarian Economics

In the transition from flaming left wing Liberal to Christian Right Conservative, I explored Libertarianism. I was disillusioned with the absurdity of peanut farmer Carter Democratic Party stupidity. Yet I had enough after affects of the Left to not want to vote for Ronald Reagan. I still considered him a nuke button pushing Conservative that would take the world down in nuclear conflageration. In 1980 I therefore voted Libertarian Party.

I read everything Libertarian. That is how I discovered Ayn Rand, von Mises, Hoover Institute and the CATO Institute.

[*Side Bar: It is interesting that the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) and CATO, though both Libertarian both have different views on battling Islamofascist terrorist war.]

I am on the CATO e-mail list and I received this update from them:
Incentives for Iran

The New York Times reports that "Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Monday that his nation would continue to pursue its nuclear program 'forcefully.' The remarks came one day before Iran's self-imposed deadline for responding to an international package of incentives intended to persuade the nation to stop enriching uranium voluntarily."

The article notes "amid the tough talk and missile firing, Tehran did not provide any details on how it would respond to the Western package of incentives. The West has accused Iran of wanting to develop weapons, while Iran has insisted that it is pursuing peaceful nuclear energy. Though Iran had initially spoken favorably about the package, its tone changed last month when it was ordered by the United Nations Security Council to halt enrichment by Aug. 31 or face political and economic sanctions."

In "U.S. Must Offer Iran Diplomatic Deal," Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato's vice president for defense and foreign policy studies, and Justin Logan, a Cato foreign policy analyst, propose a different solution to this stalemate: "The United States should offer Iran full normalization of relations, including a public promise not to attack it, restored diplomatic relations, and normalized economic relations. In return, Iran would need to give up any prospect of building a nuclear arsenal. Iran would be required to immediately open its existing nuclear program to unfettered international inspections."

Carpenter and Logan point out that "with a full-scale deal on the table, the Iranians would have no excuses to back away. If they refused the deal, there would be only one conclusion to draw: Tehran is irreversibly determined to develop nuclear weapons."

This is some of the biggest load of political crap I have ever read.
CATO's solution is to offer the full Appeasement package to Iran as if Iran is concerned about international opinion if Iran fails to respond according to Western Expectations. What a laugh! What about a delusional thinking!

Iran is simply stalling in order to enrich uranium to weapons grade. When that is accomplished, the nuclear extortion will begin. It will begin that is if Iran is allowed to proceed. Or will the West join Israel and confront Iran? Suck it up for Iran believes the West will not do so.

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