I am tired of the cycle of empty solutions proposed by the defense contractor cartels that define the USA/Israel/Iran policy debates. Each year, it's more war or more sanctions. Since Ahmadinejad won in 2005, it's been the same news headlines and threats. Nothing has been resolved. The US is useless. Israel ignores it, the USA does too, and Iran follows suit. Actually, everyone ignores the dumb UN. We've had more wars because of the UN, actually. On to direct diplomacy:
Hillary Clinton has failed to use the diplomatic agency that the tax payers pay for (she couldn't even manage to purchase American crystal last week for the embassies). She gave a 6 million dollar contract to a Swedish business during this flourishing economic time!). Her Iran platform in '08 was to "obliterate them [Iran]," for Israel, so we know where that's going. Hopefully she's gearing up for a 2012 run and will resign soon.
Therefore, I think the State Department needs to consider immigration reform for Iranians. This kind of exchange would be very helpful in turning over the regime. War and sanctions have proven time and time again to be failures that are costly and ineffective. Iranian banks are actually doing well. Iranians have the money to travel and even settle in the USA, so let them do it. Open up the visa system to permit more student and work visas.
Cut off the spigot of endless money and weapons to Israel, who only spits on America when it doesn't get what it wants. America is in big trouble financially, and war and sanctions are futile. The immigration reform debate shouldn't just be about illegal aliens from Mexico. It must include Iran too.
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