"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

January 18, 2006

A Grave Threat of Deja Vu

Pat Buchanan is not falling for the "grave threat from Iran" that the Bush Administration is now pushing (excerpt):

"....If the threat were imminent, Israel, which invaded Egypt in 1956, destroyed the Syrian and Egyptian air forces on the ground in a surprise attack in 1967, and smashed an Iraqi reactor before it was completed in 1981, would have acted. And with an estimated 200 nuclear weapons, Israel is fully capable of deterring Iran – and of massive retaliation if she is attacked by Iran.

Iran has attacked neither Israel nor our forces in the Gulf, and the Ayatollah Khamenei is said to be reining in Ahmadinejad. So, it would seem that Iran does not want a war.

Congress thus has the time to do the constitutional duty it failed to do when it gave Bush his blank check to invade Iraq at a time of his choosing....."

Sometimes Buchanan makes perfect sense. But only sometimes.

Anyway, I'd like Rumsfeld to show us on a map exactly where Iran is hiding it's WMDs. I'll then schedule my next vacation in those locations, because you know damn well there won't be any WMDs there. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice? Nope.

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