brian on 2006.04.10
at 12:54 am
Who’s more dangerous? The leader of Iran, who thinks “Israel should be wiped off the map,” but lacks the firepower to do it (and would have a hell of a fight on its hands if it attempted, seeing that Israel is one of the most militarily advanced countries on the planet and is armed to the teeth). Or the leader of the United States, who is considering a nuclear attack on Iran… ironically to… wait for it… stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons…
One of the military’s initial option plans, as presented to the White House by the Pentagon this winter, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites.
Mr. Hersh also broke the story on Abu Ghraib.
Is anyone else absolutely scared shitless over what this president will do next? What does he need to do to be impeached?
Am I being alarmist? I supported the president’s threat of war in the current Iraq debacle, citing its use in prompting a stand down by Hussein’s regime. But then he just blew down the doors anyway, and later we learned he had planned to go in all a long, and long before any of the reasons he cited were actually dreamed up, and long after their rebuke.
Yes, Iran clearly needs attention. More than Iraq ever needed. And the world has it under a microscope. Countries that are much closer to the ramifications of an aggressive Iran are being much less confrontational, doesn’t that tell us something? Would we be threatening nukes if a strong wind could blow fallout over our borders? Not a chance. And don’t believe for a moment that bunker busters that dig deep into the ground release any less radiation into the environment.
A nuclear weapon against a nearly unstoppable aggressive empire that had attacked half a continent was an experiment in decisive military action that may have in the end saved more lives than it cost. But, the creators of the bomb itself questioned its use. The ethics of that is still being debated to this day, and beyond, more than 60 years later. What does that tell us?
“What will 1.2 billion Muslims think the day we attack Iran?”
We need to stop Bush, and now.
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