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And This Is What He Said On His Way To Armageddon �

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 2:31 AM

Another excerpt from yesterday's presidential news conference that should not go past unchallenged:

"But this -- we got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. 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 have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon. I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very seriously. And we'll continue to work with all nations about the seriousness of this threat."

Considering that an active uranium enrichment program, if not for peaceful purposes, suggests an active weapons program, then Iran already has that knowledge.

So now what?

Note that we're back to the game of being given a seemingly simple choice to avoid the inevitable, along with the whole 'we're working with other nations'.

Who? Russia? China? Or are we going to go through the whole list of smaller nations that are offering moral support?

And, because it needs to be countered each time it is said, Ahmadinejad never called for the destruction of Israel. The map is not the territory.

While I am neither a fan of Code Pink or Move America Forward, it suddenly became news when Code Pink staged a regular protest outside the Marine recruiting station in Berkeley, and was met by counter-protesters from Move America Forward.

That's not the issue. Code Pink thinks our children need to be protected from recruiting centers, that they're being lured off to war by shiny promises, or that the mere presence of a recruiting center is somehow an affront to the whole concept of Berkeley as the hub of the liberal universe or something.

It's not Code Pink's place to determine who serves, or question that commitment. Ending the war has less to do with curtailing recruitment and promoting meaningful diplomatic efforts.

In the video of President Bush presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to the 14th Dalai Lama, we see Senator Robert Byrd and Speaker Nancy Pelosi looking on ...

... and Mr. Bush doing his bobble-head laugh.

What, pray tell, is so funny, Sir?

The title for today's entry comes from Tom Lehrer.

And with apologies to Mr. Lehrer, we sign off with a modified stanza or two:

Little Georgie Bush was an Air Guard pilot
And no shrinking violet was he
He was mighty proud when World War III he declared
He wasn't scared, nosirree!
And this is what he said on
His way to Armageddon ...

So long, Mom, I'm off to drop the bomb
So don't wait up for me
I've done all that I can
To pick this fight with Iran
And soon it will be
A pile of debris
Remember, Momma, I'm gonna get Osama
This all is just a comma, so try to smile somehow
I'll look for you when there's total victory ...
... and I go down in history!

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