Ahhhhh, yes. This is beginning to look all so very familiar. The drum beats are starting. A new bad guy is on the horizon. There's a new nuclear terror being born.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PEOPLE WE ARE IN DANGER-DANGER-DANGER WILL ROBINSON WE MUST PRO-ACTIVELY ATTACK BEFORE BOMBS GO OFF OVER WASHINGTON DC! WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! ONLY BIG DADDY BUSH CAN SAVE US! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Why look! It's our old friend Iran! Say hello, Iran!
I, myself, remember laughing my fool head off that you were included in the whole Axis of Evil speech waaaaay back in 2002.
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Well, here we are, almost four years later. We've seen these drumbeats before when there was huffing and puffing to lie our way into Iraq. And as everyone knows, that's working out very well for us.
Given the rhetoric aimed at Iran coming out of the Chickenhawks who now own our government, I'm getting this horrible sense of deja vu. I know that history repeats, but this is rediculous. Can we please try to have it repeat in cycles of greater than 4 years? Thanks.
Yes, I suspect the coming war with Iran (I hold out little hope that Congress will do more than weakly protest what is fast becoming an Imperial President) will go even better than the boondoggle in Iraq. My sympathies for the soldiers in our military services was already high. It's crossed the line into outright worry. If this particular bit of mission drift happens, I have the sinking feeling we'll be losing an entire generation of young men and women to the graveyards or a lifetime of intense medical care.
Obviously, I'm not the only one watching this mess with growing horror. While us U.S. progressives are staring at our navels, and muttering to ourselves that we've heard this crap before, enter the Canadians!
Or rather, a Canadian.
Your must read: Speaking as a Canadian who is fond of judicious language, I feel that this situation deserves careful and measured thought. So let me just open with: Is your entire f*cking country on crack???
Best. Fact-Based. Reality-Based. Rant. Ever.
And one hell of a history lesson.
Go and read.