Monday, May 22, 2006

Having Completely Bungled Iraq...

We find BushCo setting the stage for invading Iran. Knowing that Bush himself has about zero credibility, the assorted chickenhawks in Washington are arm-twisting Tel Aviv to become their mouthpiece so that they can justify invading Iran.

Ahmadinejad is famous for his threats to "wipe Israel from the face of the earth",but he is far from the first leader to threaten Israel in the Middle East, and I doubt he'll be the last.

While I don't like any country having nuclear weapons (or any of the other "WMD"s), the current round of threats against Iran are particularly galling. First of all, I have to raise the point that both India and Pakistan reached nuclear capabilities in the late 1990s - where are the demands that they disarm? Do I need to point out that of all the nations with nuclear capabilities, only the United States has ever actually used those weapons? (which very much raises the question about the motives of a US government demanding that everyone else disarm, doesn't it?)

This comes in the shadow of ongoing violence in Iraq, and Afghanistan unravelling into all out war - hardly a situation that makes adding a third war in the region a particularly appealing.

I'm not about to become an apologist for the Iranian government - I disagree with much of what they represent, but I also do not believe that western style democracy can be imposed at gunpoint.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As if one war isn't enough... let's start a second or third on the side for fun! And maybe, just maybe, if he justifies it well enough through lies, deceipt and slight-of-hand he can get his newfangled friend, the ruler of Canada, to join in!

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