OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

The rockstar of 2008 is making more moves, this time it is foreign policy and Iran.

The two presidential candidates have introduced a measure encouraging divestment from companies that do business with Iran.
And after the flip we can see more..

edit: just to make this clear, nutjob = Brownback.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Yep, Barack has been talking about Sudan, he doesn't want to invest in Sudan. Here is one diary on that topic.

But now Senator Obama wants to do the same with Iran. Why? Here is why:

"All Americans can play a role in pressuring companies to cut their ties with the Iranian regime, a state sponsor of terror that is a threat to our allies in the region and international security, as a means of convincing Iran to fundamentally change its policies.
Source: Yahoo!

Ah, yes. The biggest threat ever. Sadly the dear senator missed over 100k troops in Iraq..

Is this a a good move? Politically it is:

a) add more fuel to the "hate Iran" bonfire
b) makes him look like he cares about human rights
c) he can even be a bi-partisan player

For those of us living in the real world, this is very strange. Here is why:

a) human rights in the region..Abu Ghraib, invading Iraq etc
b) In the same region there is this funny little country that doesn't give a crap about human rights, but Obama remains silent.
c)Brownback is a nut, working with him gives him credibility.

Of course it is hypocritical, and you all know why. 800 pound gorilla and all.

Some of you could point out that this is better than the famous Dick Cheney approach but that doesn't say much.

Do i support this idea? Sounds good, but it is still way too hypocritical. If we use these standards, then:

- Doing business with Saudi-Arabia can not be accepted
- Doing business with the 800 pound gorilla in ME can not be supported
- Doing business with non-democratic Arab governments is not acceptable
- Doing business and selling high tech weapons to Pakistan is not ok.

And this list is very long..

Is Senator Obama willing to stop supporting all countries that do not support human rights?

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to allmost liberal european on Sat May 19, 2007 at 02:05 PM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.