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:: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 ::

Bush says threat of World War III if Iran goes nuclear

Boom boom goes the drum. Headlines are just too sexy, so here's the eloquent quote from our foremost orator and representative to the world...

"We've got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that, if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon."

He was discussing whether he thought Russian and Putin were to be trusted to be on the bus, as they say. Threat? Maybe. Uncouth child-like response to Putin declaring that Russia would not support any military action against Iran? I think so .

Osama who? Iraq what? Iran where? WW III when?

Here's a friendly reminder to remember that the world is a tad bit like a game of Risk where everyone is just trying to secure resources and stability. Geo-politics. Virtually all of the theatrics and reasons that nations go on about are really excuses and justifications for securing resources, because unlike in Risk the real world requires reasons and justifications to satisfy the peasantry and the ruling status quo. This is the "civilized" way, and it is indeed, much better than the old "rape and pillage" model. Unfortunately our president is very clumsy at it.

:: Damian B. 10/17/2007 [+] ::
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