Maher: Iran Is ‘Our Ally’

HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher wondered “when are we going to admit that our ally is Iran?” On Friday.

“Let me ask you this, especially our Republican friends. I don’t know if you noticed, but the Iraqi military in the last couple of weeks has been trying to take back the city of Tikrit in Iraq. And when I say the Iraqi military, I mean the Iranians. It’s the Iranians, we are so dead set that we have to wipe out ISIS, but we can’t seem to find anybody to actually do that with boots on the ground, except Iran. When are we going to admit that our ally is Iran, or would that mess up the simple thought ‘Iran bad?’” He stated.

And for this reason I am against continuing the mission in Iraq.

Why are we taking sides in Islam’s civil war?

Why are we siding with a cult that wants to kill us?

Iran, Saudi, it makes no difference. They are not allies.


  • Iran is no friend of the West. Only Maher would be so facile in his pronouncements.

  • Clinton

    Iran, Saudi Arabia, ISIS– to paraphrase Kissinger from another context:
    “It’s a pity that can’t all lose”.

  • dance…dancetotheradio


  • Maher’s a fool. Just because he got one thing right doesn’t mean he’s not a fool*. The enemy of my enemy can very easily be my enemy.

    *He’s also approximately as funny as melanoma. Which sucks when your job description is “comedian”.

    • The sad truth is he’s right, we are now allied with Iran et al in a civil war.

      • Frau Katze

        Effectively we are. We’ve been helping them ever since the US knocked the Taliban out of government in Afghanistan. Iran was then able to resume its influence on the Shia Afghan.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Maher is telling it like it is, although no one in Washington has the manhood to admit it.

    • Minicapt

      Billy may be prepping for a Senate run? To join his buddy Al?


  • JoKeR

    But they have apologized for invading the United States of America’s embassy in 1979 kidnapping 52 Americans for 444 days and seizing the property.

    What? You mean they won’t apologize nor return the embassy which in all countries is considered by international law the property of the country whose embassy it is? Then why is anybody making deals with them until they comply with international law which is respected for them worldwide.

  • David Murrell

    Bill Maher will do more to drive public support away from Obama’s military intervention, than anyone else. He has a screw loose here.

  • Hard Little Machine

    When they start hanging gays from cranes in the street in NYC at least the Obama administration will be happy.