The supplying of weapons. The state-sponsoring of terrorists. The threat to America. Sound familiar? It ought to. It's President Bush waving the red flag again, only this time it's not about Iraq (which he was 100% wrong about) but Iran. And why not. The rhetoric is easy to regurgitate. And all he needs to do is change one little old letter and he's got a whole new target.
Yes, the man who brought us the worst foreign policy fiasco in U.S. history is up to his old tricks again. Almost four years and 3000 dead soldiers later, this delusional, lying sack of political poop has determined that Iran is the new Iraq. That we face a grave new threat from the mullahs who he claims are arming the Iraqis with sophisticated weapons used, for example, in roadside bombings that kill our soldiers. This irresponsible lunatic is the master of diversion. Failing miserably in Iraq (itself a diversion from his failure to bring Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 monsters to justice), he's setting his sights on Iran and trying to convince a once-stupid, once pro-war public that they should once again support his dangerous, reckless pseudo-macho battle fantasies. But who in their right mind is going to accept as truth anything this arrogant, irresponsible fool has to say at this dreadfully pathetic low point in his historically unsuccessful presidency? But that sure as hell ain't stopping him from trying. Give him points for stubbornness.
Speaking to (or should I say ducking and evading) reporters in the East Room of the White House Wednesday, Bush warned of the Iranian threat. "I can say with certainty that the Quds Force, a part of the Iranian government, has provided these sophisticated I.E.D.’s that have harmed our troops. And I’d like to repeat, I do not know whether or not the Quds Force was ordered from the top echelons of the government. But my point is, what’s worse, them ordering it and it happening, or them not ordering it and its happening?" He said it didn't matter whether Iraqi leaders were involved or not. "What matters is, is that we’re responding," and that if the U.S. determined who is responsible for "moving these devices into Iraq, we will deal with them." He added, "Whether Ahmadinejad (Iran's president) ordered the Quds force to do this, I don't think we know. But we do know that they're there, and I intend to do something about it."
So just what exactly is Bush planning to do? The great "uniter" refuses to meet with Iran's leaders, just as he's refused to engage any enemy in meaningful diplomatic dialogue. What a leader: miserable at diplomacy, awful as commander-in-chief. Sadly, I think I'd make for a better president. And he's very bad at lying too. If he thinks that any of us in the sane world don't see this new round of incendiary rhetoric as laying the groundwork for another war, then he's even more delusional than I suspect.
The real question is, how do we stop this dangerous nitwit before he kills again? Will Congress, the U.N. and the American public lay down again as the Busheviks, those natural born killaz, drag us down another deadly path? Stay tuned...
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