Iranian Prime Minister Hassan Rouhani is having a high old time laughing at America’s GOP 2016 clown car. He pretty much said that they were all morons in a CNN interview with Christiane Amanpour. Rouhani said they are a prime source of laughter and entertainment for him:
“Sometimes when I would have time, some of it was broadcast live and I would watch it — some of it was quite laughable. It was very strange, the things that they spoke of.
Some of them wouldn’t even know where Tehran was in relation to Iran. Some of them didn’t know where Iran was geographically, not distinguishing that one is the capital of the other.
So what they spoke of was quite far away from the truth. So the people of Iran were looking at it as a form of entertainment, if you will, and found it laughable.”
Prime Minister, you don’t know the half of it. Try being a citizen of the country where those fools are in the international spotlight, and embarrassing every thinking citizen every time they open their mouths.
Luckily, all of the nonsensical, uneducated ranting against President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is nothing but chatter; the attempts to stop the deal from going through have been thwarted by the reasonable people that are left in the U.S. Congress. Of course, Tea Party nuts like Ted Cruz are vowing to get into the White House and destroy the deal the second they are inaugurated. Cruz said, pending his long-shot election as president:
“I will rip to shreds this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal.”
Rouhani makes a very good point about what it would do to America’s international relations, should one of these clowns actually take the presidency:
“Can a government become a signatory to an international agreement and then the subsequent government tear it to shreds? This is something that only the likes of Saddam Hussein would do.
Saddam Hussein, previous to attacking Iran in 1980, did sign an agreement with Iran and then tore it to shreds himself and then attacked Iran.
So any government that replaces the current government must keep itself committed to the commitments given by the previous administration; otherwise, that government, that entire country, will lose trust internationally and no longer have the type of needed trust to operate in the international arena.
So finally, I think most of these are political slogans at best.”
Of course, the likes of the extremists in the GOP clown car either don’t care about any of that, or they don’t know what they are talking about. Likely, it’s a combination of the two. Either way, Prime Minister Rouhani is right: these people are stupid, and dangerously so. Hopefully, come election day, the American electorate realizes that, and keeps which ever one of them gets the nomination out of the White House.
In the meantime, they should be ashamed that they’ve actually gotten a foreign dignitary to actually call them stupid during an interview aired internationally. That alone should make them all pull out of the race for president, if only for the sake of the nation they say they love so much.
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.