December 4, 2007 Leave a comment
President Bush made headlines back in October by warning that Iran’s nuclear activity
could be the cause of World War III.
He chose his words carefully: Bush did not say World War III would be the consequence of Iran attaining a nuclear weapon; he said, “If you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.
I would posit that they already have that knowledge, as does most of the rest of the civilized world.
“The latest U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran, which expresses the consensus of all 16 branches of the intelligence community…No Nukes in Iran and they are not pursuing the ability to make them.
President Bush talks like he still wants to go to war with them.
We have already spent our grandkids inheritance, and probably their grandkids inheritance on a lost cause. Last I heard over half a TRILLION DOLLARS. Sure to be much more than this when it’s all over, if ever.
We have arguably lost a tremendous amount of respect, trust, and prestige around the whole world. It’s a mostly invisible loss, but make no mistake, it will be felt by us Americans.
Of course the worst tragedy of the whole thing is that we have lost over 3,000 of our best young men and women. I don’t know about other people, but this weighs on my soul every day, even though they are not my sons and daughters. Our children are precious…to all of us.
Is continuing the war in Viet…sorry…Iraq, and possibly starting one in Iran, Really a sane thing to do?
How much safer is America now?? Have we made Iraq a safer, better country, have we made any of the rest of our poor world safer??
Unfortunately, world leaders down through time have always been able to spread propaganda, rallied the troops, lie to their citizens, and in general mistreat the humans they have control over. This administration, so far, seems to be repeaters of history.
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