President Bush and the Big Finish
There’s 2 years, 9 months and 12 days left in the administration of George W. Bush. When a man devoutly believes in Armageddon, it’s always scary wondering what he’ll do for the Big Finish. You might scoff at that, but the Seymour Hersh article this weekend, offers a scenario that could lead to World War 3 – starting with our use of nuclear weapons against Iran. It doesn’t take much of an imagination to see how that could cause a crisis with Russia. Who knows what could trigger it? Who knows what dangers lurk in the murky mind of our Spoiled-Rich-Brat Commander-In Chief? Maybe the transitional fish fossil they found in Canada is enough to make the 6,000-year-old-earth part snap. Maybe George will make the Armageddon prophesy come true, just out of spite.
For now let’s assume we survive, and that we make it to another president. Then the new “L” word for George becomes “Legacy.” What will this president have left the world? What will be his mark on the ages? I think it'll be the Bush Doctrine – and that sounds so overblown when it comes to a man of his intellectual gifts. It will be the concept of preemptive strike. This is a man who believes he can attack other countries like a drunk in a tavern sucker-punching the guy on the next barstool over. Try telling the bartender that you thought the other guy had a program to build a weapon that he could use on you someday, and see what happens.
One interesting quote in Seymour Hersh’s piece comes from “one former senior intelligence official” who says President Bush views the Iranian President as a “potential Adolph Hitler.” Do you see the shift here?
Now President Bush is claiming the right to remove a leader because of what he might become in the future. So Bush has learned from Iraq. Don’t base your preemptive strike on reality - on claims of what is going on right now. That way, you could be wrong. Base it on what you see out ahead. You know, when you talk to your Higher Father and stuff.
Iran is dug in pretty well. To accomplish what President Bush wants to accomplish using air power, you’d have to use nuclear weapons, so it’s Dr. Strangelove time, folks. President Bush could use nuclear weapons to prevent the use of nuclear weapons. We are in dangerous waters here. The President who got everything wrong in Iraq, is now looking to leave a legacy. 2 years, 9 months and 12 days. Get ready for the Big Finish.