Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Dear World ...

Dear World (specifically, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, Talking Heads on the TeeVee, Respected Members of the Fourth Estate, Our Fine if Excessively Solicitous Allies Abroad),

We now have a President who is threatening preemptive nuclear war.

What are you doing about this?

Are you okay with this?

Did I miss the memo or is this not clinically insane by any definition of the word?

A Concerned Citizen

Mathew Gross's blog


At 8:14 PM, Blogger James Wigderson said...

I'm okay with it. Watertown voted to authorize the war.

At 9:27 PM, Blogger citydem said...

In 1953, the CIA and British Secret Service instigated a military coups that removed the elected Prime Minister of Iran, Muhammed Mossadegh. Shah Pahlevi was installed. This was a victory for American and British oil interests which was undone in 1979 when the Shah was removed by a revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeni. In 1980 Iraq invaded Iran beginning 8 years of war resulting in over 500,000 deaths. The U.S. supplied the Iraqi military throughout the war and later also the Ayatollah's forces as a result of the Iran-Contra arms deal.
For James Wigderson and the GOP I suppose the next logical step is to drop nuclear bombs on Iran.

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Karliots said...

Please tell us what citydem and the Democrats would like to do about Iran? "Not drop nuclear bombs" is not a solution. Oh, and you can't use the solution of "Bush is an idiot, Bush lied."

At 11:03 AM, Blogger Robola said...

Let's make this simple, Karliots:

Iran does not have a nuclear bomb. They are roughly 3% of the way there, enrichment wise, and it will take another 5 years before they are capable of actual creating the material needed for the bomb.

So... why not work towards neutralizing their hostility by bringing them to the table, rather than encouraging their isolation through threats of nuclear war.

We don't have the military capability to handle wars in Iraq and Iran simultaneously, so the sensible Democratic solution is to not drop a nuclear weapon.

Lastly, the Bush administration lied about Iraq's capabilities and is now obscuring Iran's nuclear progress and intentions. I think Bush's inability to understand foreign policy, coupled with his penchant for not telling the truth, makes the argument "Bush is an idiot, Bush lied" valid.

At 2:54 PM, Blogger James Wigderson said...

In other words, "arms are for hugging." Nothing ever changes.


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