Okay, this is a bit off the usual Kettle Moraine trail, but World War Three would find us, even here. The President mentioned it the other day:
Bush warns of World War III? - First Read - msnbc.com
In his new conference yesterday, the Washington Post writes, “Bush forecast doomsday if Tehran builds nuclear weapons. ‘We got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel,’ he said. ‘So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from [having] the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.’”
Anyway, I just wanted to get this little prediction out of my system.
We'll be in Iran before the next election.
W has set up this invasion much more cleverly than he did the invasion of Iraq. We went into Iraq based on his assertions that Iraq had nuclear weapons -- when he knew they didn't.
In the case of Iran, he's made it a lot easier... all we need to show this time is that Iran has the "knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon."
Technically, Wisconsin has the knowledge necessary to make nuclear weapons.... so, Iran should be a piece of cake.
And if that's not enough to distract us, his administration is trying to plunk down US missile sites in former Soviet satellite states -- a move Bush/Cheney knew would annoy/terrify the Russians. Remember that whole business about the Russians being paranoid and still under the thumb of former KGB officers? Yeah. They're reaction is pretty predictable.
Somewhere in that mix of scariness, Iran will look like an obvious decision.
Or maybe George believes that if he starts WW III, Jesus will come back in the H-bomb.