Sunday, April 09, 2006

Yikes. Double yikes.

BoingBoing linked to a New Yorker story today that talks about our president's leanings towards using nuclear weapons against Iran. Apparently, a consultant to the Pentagon said that Bush believes that he must do "what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do" - namely, use nuclear weapons - and that "saving Iran is going to be his legacy." Only the most self-deluded neocon would count bombing a country into a radioactive wasteland as "saving" that country, but I guess that's kind of the situation we have here, isn't it? And it sounds like he wants to do it before his term is up. Great.

Worse, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee is characterizing the Bush vision of action like so: "The most worrisome thing is that this guy [Bush] has a messianic vision." Praise the Lord and pass the A-bomb, our President thinks he's got God on his side, and can do no wrong.

Seriously, legislators, explicitly revoke some of those "broad powers" he thinks you gave him before it's too late. Take nuclear weapons off the table.

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