Saturday, June 02, 2007

Yep, He's That Crazy

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Mohamed ElBaradei in an interview Friday said "I have no brief other than to make sure we don't go into another war or that we go crazy into killing each other. You do not want to give additional argument to new crazies who say 'let's go and bomb Iran'." I'm sure Mr. ElBaradei wasn't aware that during the first Bush's tenure, the neocons in his administration were referred to as "the crazies", but I'm sure he's aware that there only two countries who think a military solution is the only way to solve the problem with Iran:the US and Israel.
While Dick Cheney prefers an "end run strategy" around the president if he doesn't get his war on, Secretary of State Condi Rice says The US is not preparing for a war with Iran (we just have half of our naval fleet floating around the Persian Gulf as part of their summer vacation plans) and that Vice President Dick Cheney is in step with that policy. Never mind that chief neocon Norman Podhoretz called for the bombing of Iran now, we're supposed to trust these people's blood lust, and their never ending quest for control over the Middle east's oil reserve, at the genocide of all indigeonous people who just happen to live above it.
In the meantime Bush has called for the release of three Iranian Americans detained in Iran (while still holding five Iranian diplomats "captured" in Iraq.) Of course, when you leak that you are sending covert operatives into Iran, you can't be too surprised at the outcome.
The US is struggling in Iraq, and still hasn't finished up in Afghanistan. Only a crazy person would think that another "pre-emptive" war would be more successful than the other two. Unfortunately, Cheney is as sound as a dollar.


Undeniable Liberal said...

Well researched, Lew, the crazies need to be reigned in, but....American Idle is on, gotta go.

sumo said...

More like 10 cents.

Peacechick Mary said...

When I think no one could be crazier, Cheney breaks the barriers of looney.

Punditman said...

The doctrine of preventive conventional war is bad enough because it mocks centuries-old international law; but the notion of preventive nuclear war is a crime of cosmic proportions that mocks civilization itself.

It is not just Cheney who should be feared...the fact that the other crazy Republicans who want to be Pres. are even acknowledging nuking Iran as an option means that they are unstable and unfit to govern. Thankfully, Senator Ron Paul is talking some sanity to the American people. Hopefully he has some spillover effect in couch-potato land.