Friday, December 29, 2006

Iraq, Iran and the Uncertainty Principle


There's this guy, in Germany, Fritz something-or-another. Or is it? Maybe Werner, anyway, he's got this theory, you want to test something, you know, scientifically, how the planets go around the sun, what sun spots are made of, why water comes out of the tap, well, you got to look at it. But sometimes you look at something, your looking changes it. You can't know the reality of what happened, or what would have happened if you hadn't of stuck in your own Goddamned schnozz. So there is no what happened. Looking at something changes it. They call it the uncertainty principle. Sure, it sounds screwy, but even Einstein says the guy's onto something.
-Freddy Reidenshcneider in The Man Who Wasn't There
George Bush worked nearly three hours yesterday at his ranch to work out a new Iraq strategy. Wow! Three hours! He spent the time with, among others, Dick Cheney and Condaleeza Rice. They spent their time looking and loking at Iraq, hoping to apply the uncertainty principle (not to be confused with the observer effect)that merely by looking at something, they can change it. This is exactly the type of miracle Bush needs, a way to transform the situation in Iraq from an unwinnable quagmire to a notch in Bush's victory column, which he needs, considering the abyssmal failure his presidency has been.
Bush has somehow convinced himself, that success in Iraq is vital for national security, that if we fail there, as if we haven't already, not only will we be giving the "enemy", the extremists and radicals, a safe haven to launch further attacks (a safe haven that didn't exist pre-invasion, by the way), that they will be emboldened to "threaten the United States", which is one of the ten myths about Iraq. When all you have is unfounded fear to bolster your claims, you don't have a cogent argument.
The ISG, whose report on Iraq was released shortly after the election, suggested engaging Iran and Syria in diplomatic talks to help bring an end to the conflict in Iraq. The Bush administration may be planning to engage Iran, but not in a diplomatic effort. Already successful in bringing sanctions against Iran, for doing something they have a right do to do under a treaty signed by both the US and Iran, the next step is to provoke Iran into committing an act that will allow the Eisenhower Strike Group, already in the Gulf, to strike at Iran's nuclear facilities. And now all we need is a 'trigger' that will allow the US to strike at Iran. For it's sure that Bush sees Iran as the way out of Iraq, expanding the war to engulf all of the Middle East. Because the only truly certain thing is Bush will try anything to provoke another war.

7 comments:

Peacechick Mary said...

I do think he wants to agitate Iran to the point that they take the bait and bomb Israel. If we could toss Bush out on his ass today, we could save the world a lot of pain.

GraemeAnfinson said...

3 whole hours! wow. i spend more time dicking around on the internet

Lew Scannon said...

graeme
and I bet you know more about what's really going on in Iraq than Bush Cheney and Rice do.

Betty Cracker said...

If you've dealt yourself a losing hand, you can always reshuffle the deck. Iran is the reshuffling.

Anonymous said...

But... but... they executed Saddam this morning! It's all going to be okay now. You see, the Iraqis were just afraid that he would come back so they've been pretending to resist the American occupiers. I'm sure we'll see the flowers and candy that Cheney said we'd be greeted with now that Saddam's dead.

Yeah... that's right. That's the ticket.

Oy!

Diane S. said...

Nice to know that Bush devoted three entire hours to developing a strategy that has killed almost 3000 American service men and women, has ruined a country, destabilized and entire region, and brought the U.S. almost universal condemnation.

Our attacking Iran has become the focus of my paranoia and fears for the past several months. In my mind it sets into motion a horrific cascade of events in which very few us survive to tell the tail.

But then, the Bush family is all about Legacy. Global anhiliation is one hell of a Legacy. No one would ever forget. That is, provided someone were left to tell the tale.

Frederick said...

It's all a grand plot to flush out the "Peacemaker." You see, according to Christianity, the Anti-Christ will be a Prince who comes in a time of trouble and brings peace to the world.

“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate” (Dan. 9:26-27).

They're all looney out of their skulls. Took me less than 3 hours to figure that out.