The Nuclear Option

Readers of my previous post will note that I have said that the Decider doesn't have any options except to follow the proposal of The Iraq Study Group by engaging Iran and Syria in a dialogue.

Not so.

Thinking about it, I find that there must be a growing belief the Decider's bird brain that he must use

The Nuclear Option

What would it entail?  Well, rest assured that Iran's nuclear facilities are in the middle of population centers.  So, it would entail perhaps a Hiroshima and a Nagasaki.

Benefits:

1) the Decider gets to think for a few moments that he will go down in history as the Leader Who Won the War on Terror

2) Israel gets to believe that the sin of half-way measures committed in their bombing of Beirut has been expiated

3) "moderate" Sunni governments such as Saudi Arabia and Jordan get to breathe easier with the knowledge that the threat of Iran has been eliminated

Risks:

1) 1), 2), and 3) above are bullshit.

2) Pakistan's nuclear weapons fall into the hands of Al Qaeda (no friend to "moderate" Sunni governments)

3) Iran's power is in no way diminished, unless you want to call the deaths of a million civilians as a dimishment of power

4) Oil becomes unobtainable in the Middle East as the government in Saudi Arabia falls, etc.

Tags: Iran, Iraq, nuclear weapons (all tags)

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Re: The Nuclear Option

Yes, this is a very real possibility, and one I warned about in my thread rebutting the objections to impeachment.

Rumors are being circulated in the right-wing media claiming that, according to unsubstantiated claims by anonymous "western diplomats," "Israeli nuclear experts," "The Israeli Goverment," and "Fars News Agency," Iran is six months to two years away from having a nuclear bomb.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Bush has warships armed with nuclear weapons off of the coast of Iran, and Cheney requested a war plan over a year ago, that includes a "pre-emptive" nuclear attack on Iran.

This is one of the reasons that leaving Bush and Cheney in office is too dangerous. They have to be removed from power immediately.

We may not have a couple of years to toy with them before defeating the Republican Party in the 2008 elections, as some would prefer.

by taraka das 2006-12-13 06:10AM | 0 recs
Re: The Nuclear Option

When one stops to think that the Republicans attempted to impeach Clinton for lying about fellatio in the Oval Office...

The American people have very little time to wake up and smell the coffee.  I doubt very much that they'll make it.

by Ethelred 2006-12-13 06:46AM | 0 recs

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