April 22, 2006
Peace in our time?
Let us hope this means an end to talk of airstrikes and invasions. I do not much care for the idea of being caught up in the Gulf's fourth shooting war since 1980.
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Don't worry, where there's a will, there's a way!
Posted by: tequila at April 22, 2006 03:48 PM
who are you kidding?
of course there's going to be a shooting war!
except now it'll involve the Russians too.
i thought it was "where there's a will, there's a war"?
Posted by: raf* at April 22, 2006 05:56 PM
Erm, I dunno, the Iranians ain't that stupid. I assume they'll keep the knowhow of how to make centrifuges capable of enriching uranium to the level needed for a bomb, while allowing the Russians to do their enriching for them. Far as they're concerned, they've demonstrated what they've needed to. I'm quite sure they realize that even Bush isn't stupid enough to want to start a second land war in Asia when the first one has already proved the wisdom of Churchill. Besides, Iraq is a no-muss, no-fuss way of keeping us pinned down. Why interfere when your enemies are so intent on destroying each other?
Posted by: pantom at April 22, 2006 06:30 PM
Do not underestimate the stupidity of the U.S. Administration, or indeed most politicians in general. Iran does indeed seem to be betting that it can do whatever it likes because of $70+ oil and the Iraqi insurgency. It should not, simply because the U.S. political establishment still believes in its bones that its military might is such that it can still dictate terms to the rest of the world if push comes to shove. If not through ground troops, then through bombing.
Posted by: tequila at April 23, 2006 11:39 AM
Posted by: Tom Scudder at April 23, 2006 12:46 PM
Hmm, so tequila, you're theory is: dumb, meet dumber. Only thing to settle is, are the US pols dumb, and Iran's dumber, or vice versa?
Posted by: pantom at April 23, 2006 01:51 PM