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13 April 2005

Sharon Asks U.S. to Pressure Iran

A day after he nearly busted a gut laughing in Bush's face over the President's request that Israel stop expanding into Arab territory (it's not clear whether Bush winked when he asked), the shameless Sharon asked the President to bomb Iran. Sure, the term is "pressure," but without the clear threat of violence there is no "pressure." Sharon is quite right to have zero confidence in the European "powers" - not just because they're impotent militarily, but they have no real reason to fear Iranian nuclear power - the ayatollahs aren't going to bomb Lyon. Our interest in keeping Iran nuke-free is in limiting its leverage. Having a bomb will give Iran quite a diplomatic boost. But we have no real reason to fear them - they can't hurt us with a bomb, and even if they could, they know that doing so would be absolute suicide. And they probably know that using it against Israel would be suicide as well. So let us hope that Bush takes Sharon's request no more seriously than Sharon did Bush's.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The entire Middle East situation requires a great deal of high level "stratgery" that George, Jr. is so well known for. Sadly, our best bet at this point is trying to turn Iraq into the Texas of the Middle East, an oil pumping quasi democracy, until someone with a "new" plan gets elected in '08. How many American boys, girls, fathers, mothers & brother (especially "brothers") will die before then? Isreal is, tenatively, safer because we've shown we are a big bully who doesn't need facts or evidence to support our actions. They must love it. The Palestinian leadership is clearly reacting to our "big fist" approach in Iraq. No doubt it is being recognized in other Middle East counties (Jordan, Saudia Arabia) as well. I hope that brings comfort to 1500 plus families of dead Americans paying $2.00 for gas.

April 29, 2005 9:31 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Your "brother" comment appears to be perpetuation the myth that African-Americans die at a higher rate than other-Americans. That might have been true in Vietnam, where deferrals were rampant, but in the volunteer Army, the guys who really love to fight, the "Good Ole Boys," are the ones carrying the load.
The problem with this, from a democracy point of view, is that these guys just love to fight, and they don't care who they're fighting or why, which is why there's no little outrage over the war. Read Albion's Seed on the Scotch-Irish to see where this came from.

April 30, 2005 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Reynard said...

This cannot have effect in actual fact, that is what I think.

November 15, 2011 10:37 AM  

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