Sunday, January 13, 2008

Bush is still beating the drums of war.

Bush is in Middle East and has used the recent contact between Iranian speed boats and our Navy ships as a new evidence to expose the 'evildoers'. He calls Iran an enemy of world peace.

While the neo-imperialist in me would be OK if we took over Iran's resources, the realist in me says that it's probably a very bad idea. We can't even handle the poorly armed civilians in Iraq let alone go and take on a better armed and trained Iranians. They have undoubtedly learned their lessons from Iraq - 'liberating' the Iranians from their government wouldn't be much of a problem but the resulting insurgency will be far worse.

Plus, we are about to enter a recession. The last thing we need is increased volatility in the oil prices.

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