So today Bush says the following:
"'Iran's active pursuit of technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust,' he told a veterans group here."
I sure wish the talking point I came up with almost a year and a half ago had been hung around Bush's neck--he's the boy who cried nukes. How can anyone still trust this asshole? How can anyone think that yet another war with a country who's never attacked us is a good idea?
Then he has the nerve to say this (from the same link as above):
'Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere, and the United States is rallying friends and allies to isolate Iran's regime to impose economic sanctions. We will confront this danger before it is too late,' he said.
Iran's actions threaten world security? Can the boy who cried nukes really expect us to believe that if and when Iran is able to successfully manufacture a single nuclear warhead, that that warhead would be a threat to the U.S.? To Israel? To anyone?
Let's think about this
Let's say that right now, at this very moment, the first Iranian nuclear warhead is rolling off an assembly line somewhere. So the fuck what. Who would they use it against? Why would they immediately fire off a rocket that contains their only nuclear warhead? The Iranians are not stupid--they don't want to get in the middle of a nuclear war.
But here's the thing--every reliable estimate says there is no possible way for Iran to create a nuclear weapon before George Bush leaves office, and not even for a few years after he leaves office. Not only that, Iran says they don't want nuclear weapons--they want energy. And frankly, I don't find that so far-fetched. Who wants a bunch of nuclear weapons sitting around that cost millions and billions to build, house, maintain, etc.--oh, that's right: our stupid ass. I don't know whether or not Iran has their own military-industrial complex that constantly demands to be fed, but I'm guessing they don't, at least not on the scale of ours.
The "holocaust" Bush foresees has nothing to do with non-existent Iranian ambitions for WMD. The holocaust will be when the military-industrial-neo/theocon-complex finally gets its way and we start bombing Iran. That's your holocaust right there: a third unnecessary war that will only demand that we surrender even more civil liberties (if not all of them). Oh, and it will likely engulf the entire world in either actual war or at least economic war.
Good night and sweet dreams!
I quit my job today
I told the bastards they could go to hell. I told them to take their job and shove it--they won't have ol' LHL to kick around anymore. Hopefully my other irons in the fire will continue to heat up until they're glowing bright orange...