Tuesday, April 11, 2006

War, What is it Good For?

Absolutely nothing! (Good God, y'all.)

Thanks to Ryan for sending me a link to Seymour M. Hersh's excellent piece on the current situation with Iran vis-a-vis enrichment of uranium.

I really think it is vital that the US gives the diplomats time, and is willing to sit down with Iran and discuss this issue. We certainly don't need another war in the Middle East.

5 comments:

matthew said...

War is not good for much but Bushy double standards are good for less. Why so hardcore so fast on Iran? Didn't North Korea just threaten to launch a preemptive strike on the USA? How many times is this now?

The funny thing is, I think that America has a good shot at bringing some serious multi-sided international pressure on Iran (Japan, Russia, China, etc. all seem to be on board for a solution). That is, if talk of "bunker busters" don't screw the whole thing up first.

Josh Glover said...

That is what I mean by giving the diplomats time. No-one wants to see Iran get the bomb.

matthew said...

I wasn't trying to contradict you so much as blow off some steam on a very steamy issue. As it stands, it is not even certain that Iran wants to see Iran get the bomb (as leaders have denied that their program has weapons as an end goal).

I just hope that everything goes well. We all think "Well, the administration wouldn't be stupid enough to go into Iran while Iraq seems to be falling apart" but you never know....

SFB said...

Man I think Dubya wants to ride the bomb on into Iran. That article depressed me for nearly a whole day, I think it was the part where Dubya felt that he was the only politician with the cajones to do what must be done.

matthew said...

Last night I woke up at about 3 in the morning and logged on to Yahoo. It seems as though Japan and South Korea have avoided any more mudslinging over Takeshima and that Iran and Russia may have made some real progress. Wow. Maybe there is soom room for common sense in this acidic climate of post-911 nationalism.... Now we can only hope that Dubya avoids the temptation to ride any bombs....