Bush Will Send a Stern Message to North Korea About Exploding Nuclear Bombs by Attacking Iran, Which Doesn’t Have Any, And Other BuzzFlash Insights Into Bush Strategies Gleaned from "The Mad Hatter"
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Well, the speculation has been that if there is going to be any October surprise – outside of sentencing Saddam to die for killing fewer Iraqis in 20 years than Bush’s war has killed in four (and, of course, some Osama videotape sure to pop up the Friday before the election) – it will be a surgical bombing of Iran nuclear facilities.
This, of course, will be done to send a stern message to North Korea, since Bush doesn’t want to bomb North Korea and initiate the destruction of Seoul, which is just a short distance from the demilitarized zone with its Communist neighbor. Condi has bent over backwards to assure the world that the U.S. has no intention of attacking North Korea, so in Bush logic, that means you have to bomb a country several thousand miles away.
Of course, that could have more to do with Iran’s oil reserves and "broadening" the "war on terror" to somehow make the War in Iraq appear justified. Actually, that would be quite a feat now that Bush has admitted that Iraq is going a bit like the final disastrous days of the Vietnam War.
You knew that Bush was either on the bottle or off his meds when he conceded the Iraq-Vietnam analogy in an interview the other day. As one of our waggish readers noted (and it sounds like a Leno line): The difference between Iraq and Vietnam is that Bush had a plan to get out of Vietnam. If you heard some wood cracking when the village idiot made that blundering unscripted, but truthful remark, it was the sound of Karl Rove smashing furniture against the wall in the White House.
The White House quickly retreated from Bush's rare impromptu (as in unscripted) major political remark by ludicrously claiming -- for the third election cycle -- that the terrorists were just getting meaner to influence the elections. Yeah, they've been influencing the elections longer than the Japanese and Nazis did during WW II, we guess. Which is to say that they could only influence elections because a ragtag group of insurgents are beating Bush, who doesn’t have a clue about how to fight terrorism – and instead has precipitated a nationalist uprising.
We repeat for the umpteenth time the recent poll published in the Washington Post that indicates 60% -- yes, that’s 60% -- of Iraqis support insurgent attacks on American forces. Is Bush going to send 3/5’s of the Iraqi population to Gitmo – and torture them with his newly legislated powers?
There are farces that you laugh uproariously at, and tragic farces that make you weep.
We are in the midst of the latter.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL