Wednesday, October 17, 2007

If it looks like a lame duck, and sounds like a warmonger...

Recently, GDub has let it be known that he is putting his foot down over this whole "Iran might be working towards nuclear weapons" thing. And by putting his foot down, we mean that he's informed world leaders that, if they want to avoid World War III, they should do everything they can to keep Iran from achieving their goals. After all, "we've got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel", and we all know how strong the US investment in Israel is.

Now, before people start getting jumpy, we are by no means advocating the obliteration of any country, regardless of their personal history, or our own nation's ties to them. But we look at the statements that our President made, and we can't help but think that it doesn't really look like a person giving a kind "heads up" to the rest of the world as a warning.

No, it looks like a threat.

True, this current President has blustered his way through difficult times. And we certainly wouldn't want to have been anywhere near his shoes on that fateful day in September of 2001. By the same token, where many world leaders have since realized that perhaps their current course of action isn't the most advisable, the current Decider is steadfastly refusing to accept any intelligence that proves him wrong. To make a statement letting world leaders know that, should Iran get nuclear weapons, World War III is right around the corner sounds more like a threat from inside of our borders, as opposed to a concern about those on the outside.

Of course, time will tell. Should Iran achieve their goals, we can't be certain that they won't use those weapons on Israel, or another ally of ours. We also can't be certain that they aren't currently researching nuclear potential simply for energy purposes. What we can be certain of is that we currently have a Commander in Chief who is more willing to approach a potential enemy with guns drawn than with paper, pencil, and words. Once an attack is made, all bets are off. Before there's even a chance? It seems like negotiations should at least be attempted.

The only other thing we can be certain of is that the new crop of politicians riding throughout the country trying to gain support to become the new President aren't much better. In fact, out of all those who have announced their candidacy, the only one who can be considered a breath of any kind of air is a comedian by trade.

The really sad thing is that Stephen Colbert probably has some of the best ideas with regards to how to actually govern out of the whole group. And he's going to end up losing. Twice.

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