Wednesday, February 22, 2006

UAE Deal A Distraction

While America was in an uproar over Bush's plan to sell Eastern seaboard ports to UAE, Congress voted 404 to 4 in favor of condemning the government of Iran for violating it's international nuclear non-proliferation obligations and expressing support for efforts to report Iran to the UN Security Council. Of course, Iran has never been in violation of the NPT, since building a nuclear power plant is perfectly legal. And any hippie worth their weight in Crosby Stlls and Nash records knows that while nuclear power is not safe, it certainly isn't worth dropping nuclear weapons on a country over.
Ron Paul, the lone Republican dissenter, laid out a good argument against the measure. One, we have put Iran in th impossible position of proving a negative. Since it can't prove it's not meeting it's obligations under the NPT, this gives the George W (W stands for warmonger)Bush administration the excuse it needs to stop Iran from creating it's oil exchange dealing exclusively in euros. Clause four of this legislation calls for Russia and China, the two Security Council members likely to vote against this resolution, to take action in any response to iran's noncompliance. Even if that report is akin to the forged Niger yellow cake documents used by Bush to justify it's invasion of Iraq.
So while the Bush administration distracts the American people with a deal that even he didn't know about ( adeal that even has longer time Bush sycophant Cal Thomas outraged)until it was brought to his attention, the US Congress took one step closer to another war we can not win. Making three so far in this present administration.

12 comments:

mikevotes said...

Yeah, Lew, you got it. This whole "controversy" seems fake to me somehow. There's no real security issue here as far as I can tell.

And that's a good idea to keep an eye on what's going on beneath the smoke. I'm going to go do a little looking myself.

Thanks for the idea.

Mike

Neil Shakespeare said...

I'm a bit surprised they've waited this long. Good things come in threes, they say. No...maybe that's 'bad things come in threes'...

Kathy said...

Neil, it's three strikes and we're out. So long, democracy, or at least what was left of it.

Left of Center said...

You are so right. The Iran situation is mounting up rapidly. I see a Balkins type strategy. One that will avoid using ground forces against the Iranian defenses, which are better equiped than the Iraqi's were. Scary stuff for sure. As far as the port deal, well there is more news about the secrecy of the deal.

lily said...

Thanks Lew.

Wadena said...

Bush will bomb. Muslims will die. Muslims will get mad.

And then what?

America's ultimate defeat in the Middle East will come not because America is weak.....it will come because Muslims finally got mad ENOUGH.

Soon and very soon.

Wadena said...

I'm going to put a link to your blog in my list.

I thought I had done it before.

That must have been some other Unbrainwashed.

Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

Lew: Alerting the lemmings, er, "citizens" to our shell game only gives aid and comfort to the enemy. Now we'll have to double-up on the missing white women stories and Brad-Angelina sightings!

Lew Scannon said...

Or maybe Double draft deferment Dick Cheney can get drunk and shoot another lawyer. that's always good for a larf as well.

sideshow bob said...

W puts the "ass" in Compassionate Conservative. I swear, it's getting to the point that every time I see a car with a 'W' sticker on it, I want to drag the person out over their SUV (or other small-penis mobile) and curb-stomp them.

Fortunately, such actions are against my religion and so keep me out of jail.

Lew Scannon said...

Yes, they always seem to be SUVs.

kissfan said...

Penis-mobile! Ha ha ha! That's hysterical. You slay me, Sideshow Bob.