Seymour Hirsch Was Right

This, in today’s Washington Post quite scares the living crap out of me.

The designation of the Revolutionary Guard will be made under Executive Order 13224, which President Bush signed two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to obstruct terrorist funding. It authorizes the United States to identify individuals, businesses, charities and extremist groups engaged in terrorist activities. The Revolutionary Guard would be the first national military branch included on the list, U.S. officials said — a highly unusual move because it is part of a government, rather than a typical non-state terrorist organization.

Let’s see, picking fights with Iran’s military, asserting extended presidential powers, based on his OWN executive order of “Nine-Elebben”; waiting until Congress is out of town to do it, etcetera, etcetera. This is another step in a pattern, but steps are combined and the direction seems increasingly apparent.

They’re rattling the sabers but America doesn’t quite seem to be listening. And to what end? We cannot possibly engage in a land war with Iran, and it would seem foolish to proke them. But we do.

Well, foolishness in the pursuit of a crapulous foreign policy is not entirely out of character. The lame duck may yet bring the whole farm down with him.

Courage.

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4 Responses to Seymour Hirsch Was Right

  1. ironxl84 says:

    Scary is right.

    And this move from the same delusional dolts that thought they could engage in a little healthy “Nation Building” in Iraq.

    Lets see how this thought process worked. My best guesstimate of what they were thinking went something like this:

    1st) Topple Saddam.

    2nd) Add a little “tincture of freedom”.

    Then watch in amazement as a democracy grows before our very eyes just like a chia pet!

    Well, it didn’t happen at all like that, did it? In fact, with bombings, torture, kidnappings, beheadings, etc (having become a daily friggen event) it looks as if the Bushco Strategic Planning Group had all the insight of a wide eyed toddler having difficulty following the plot of a TV cartoon.

    But NEVER admit a mistake – that simply wouldn’t do. Instead they “stick to their guns” and keep screwing things up even more – and this situation is now more than ever absolutely unacceptable.

    That Bushco would continue to carelessly expend other human lives while they play golf and make their inane little jokes – can at best be described as irresponsible, at at worst TREASONOUS.

    Tom

  2. ironxl84 says:

    Scary is right.

    And this move from the same delusional dolts that thought they could engage in a little healthy “Nation Building” in Iraq.

    Lets see how this thought process worked. My best guesstimate of what they were thinking went something like this:

    1st) Topple Saddam.

    2nd) Add a little “tincture of freedom”.

    Then watch in amazement as a democracy grows before our very eyes just like a chia pet!

    Well, it didn’t happen at all like that, did it? In fact, with bombings, torture, kidnappings, beheadings, etc (having become a daily friggen event) it looks as if the Bushco Strategic Planning Group had all the insight of a wide eyed toddler having difficulty following the plot of a TV cartoon.

    But NEVER admit a mistake – that simply wouldn’t do. Instead they “stick to their guns” and keep screwing things up even more – and this situation is now more than ever absolutely unacceptable.

    That Bushco would continue to carelessly expend other human lives while they play golf and make their inane little jokes – can at best be described as irresponsible, at at worst TREASONOUS.

    Tom

  3. Darrell Prows says:

    Fortunately the Saudi Royal family, over the past several decades has exhibited more wisdom and restraint than the Bush Royal family. They may take the oil price increases right to the edge of tanking the world economy but then they back it off a notch or two before it’s too late. Kind of like that thing about boiling frogs, or addicts becoming habituated.

    Hundred dollar per barrel oil would be over the line right now, and military action against Iran will make $100 look low. The system would not just shake off a shock of that magnitude, and most harmed by it would OPEC, aka The Saudi’s.

    That, as I see it, is the only possibility of a saving grace in this situation. It’s not that the Prez wouldn’t love a little of that action about now, but it’s likely that he’ll have to settle for whatever satisfaction can be had from knowing that folks can never be sure that he’s not just yanking our chains.

  4. Darrell Prows says:

    Fortunately the Saudi Royal family, over the past several decades has exhibited more wisdom and restraint than the Bush Royal family. They may take the oil price increases right to the edge of tanking the world economy but then they back it off a notch or two before it’s too late. Kind of like that thing about boiling frogs, or addicts becoming habituated.

    Hundred dollar per barrel oil would be over the line right now, and military action against Iran will make $100 look low. The system would not just shake off a shock of that magnitude, and most harmed by it would OPEC, aka The Saudi’s.

    That, as I see it, is the only possibility of a saving grace in this situation. It’s not that the Prez wouldn’t love a little of that action about now, but it’s likely that he’ll have to settle for whatever satisfaction can be had from knowing that folks can never be sure that he’s not just yanking our chains.