Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe has a problem with Barack Obama negotiating a weapons deal with Iran. Bob Thorpe’s hero is Ronald Reagan. Insert history.
George Pataki Puts Politics Above People By Linking Hillary Clinton and Iran To September 11 Terrorism
The lesson of September 11, 2001 that George Pataki learned is that when a Republican politician can’t come up with a reasonable justification for disagreeing with someone else’s foreign policy, saying something vague about “lessons of September 11th” is an effective alternative.
The more politicians use this tactic, the less likely we are to pay attention when an urgent threat really does emerge. Like the boy who cried “wolf”, the politicians who cry “Nuclear Iran” have hurt their own cause, using cheap tactics to grab attention instead of holding serious language in reserve for when it is genuinely necessary.