Common Sense Mom is blasting country music through the house while I'm watching the head of the Iranian atomic energy agency announce on state television that they have successfully enriched uranium. As if the country music wasn't bad enough.
I don't like it when countries decide to play nuclear brinkmanship. It never ends well. I don't think it helps when President Bush won't say he's not willing to use nuclear weapons unless we feel there is a serious threat from Iran using them on us. Pre-emption is fine; using nuclear weapons to prevent Tehran from using nuclear weapons is not.
Indeed, if Hersh's source is correct, they are actively trying to do just that in the White House.
As I'm sitting here, looking at a beautiful noontime sky, it's hard to believe that we've already been set on the path to war yet again. What can only be described as madmen are convinced that they can get the formula just right if they try the same thing. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. We've failed in Iraq and Afghanistan, but there is already an Iran-Syria Operation Group with hundreds of millions of dollars for a budget whose sole purpose is to advocate regime change in those two countries.
Not only have we failed as a military superpower to supplant these two nations, but we've also failed as a movement. The peace movement was supposed to stop the madness and take us away from the edge in Iraq. But it seems that the men we have chosen as our leaders can put in place plans to wage continuous, unending war and be accountable to no one.
Congress won't investigate the administration and the people won't vote them out of office. That's how democracy dies, in cold, apathetic silence.