April 23, 2006

by Reb Yudel
Bush, Iran and Israel: End Game or End Times?

Over at the Whiskey Bar, evidence that the more-than-a-decade-old Israeli assessmentof Iran as a strategic threat has morphed into something more danerous under the present administration:
To say that Bush is an emotionally unstable man under absolutely skull-crushing pressure isn't to say he's gone completely off the deep end and thinks God wants him to start the countdown to the Apocalpyse. But it's pretty hard to ignore the growing signs of megalomania ("I'm the decider, and I decide what's best.") We also know from his personal history that religion is Bush's crutch — his substitute of choice for the drugs of his youth. When a dry drunk who came to Jesus rather than seek treatment starts talking obsessively about protecting Israel from the Iranian Hitler, it seems reasonable to be worried, particularly when he has the world's largest military machine at his instant disposal.

This may be one reason we're starting to hear some voices out of Israel — where Armaggedon is a practical possibility rather than a string of best-selling novels — suggesting that war with Iran does not, in fact, have to start right this very minute. Having an American president who's willing to go to war for you is one thing. But having one who's determined to go to war for you, whether you're ready for it or not, is another.


Now is the time for a war mobilization by all of us whose contribution to the war effort is made with a keyboard instead of a rifle. Many of us having been saying for years that Iran is the ultimate enemy in the War on Terrorism—and now war with Iran is openly being considered and debated. This is the moment we have been waiting for. This is the time for us to make the case for war with Iran.Use whatever medium is open to you: blog entries, letters to the editor, phone calls, e-mails, and letters to your congressman and to the White House, one-on-one debates with friends and coworkers. Make the case that war with Iran is not just “thinkable”—it is mandatory. We need to attack Iran, not just to keep it from developing nuclear weapons, but to topple the largest remaining state sponsor of terrorism, and to discredit Islamic rule.

Posted by: anon at April 27, 2006 10:07 PM
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