To bomb, or not to bomb

When it comes to diplomacy, nobody comes close to Bush. The way he threatens to bomb Iran and then says that talk of his threats is “wild speculation” — why that’s just brilliant. Why would the Iranian government ever want to develop nuclear weapons when they can feel so secure that the U.S. government isn’t going to blast their butts back a few decades? Hell, giving up weapons of mass destruction worked for Saddam Hussein, right? And if there weren’t any flowers of welcome for U.S. soldiers invading Iraq to eliminate the nonexistent WMD, that’s just probably because Iraq is largely dessert and there simply weren’t enough flowers avaiable to go around. Iran, while dry, has some lovely agricultural regions and I’m sure it’ll turn out more picture perfect this time.

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