Representative Jim Moran really made an idiot out of himself last week.
That seems to be what everyone's doing these days. Making an idiot out of themselves or their institution.
Peter Symonds has a disturbing article at WSWS:
In his most explicit threat against Iran to date, US President Obama declared yesterday that he would “not hesitate to use force” to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons. The speech was pitched not just to his immediate audience—the pro-Israeli American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)—but to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he meets today.
Obama spelled out the meaning of his oft-repeated phrase that “all options are on the table” in relation to Iran. “That includes all elements of American power,” he said, “a political effort aimed at isolating Iran, a diplomatic effort to sustain our coalition and ensure that the Iranian program is monitored, an economic effort that imposes crippling sanctions and, yes, a military effort to be prepared for any contingency.”
Obama’s only note of caution was against “too much loose talk of war”, as he urged Israel to allow time for punitive sanctions to force Tehran into negotiations. However, he also left no doubt that the US was prepared to attack Iran. Citing US President Theodore Roosevelt’s maxim “speak softly and carry a big stick,” Obama added menacingly: “Rest assured that the Iranian government will know of our resolve.”
Obama’s comments come after months of intensifying pressure on Iran, which includes the imposition of an embargo on Iranian oil by the European Union and US sanctions on the Iranian banking system aimed at blocking its oil exports. These measures, which are on top of a broad range of existing penalties, come into full force in July.
Tracey, my granddaughter, is working on a paper about the cold war for a Poli Sci class she is taking and she asked me if during all of that we were always worried about going to war?
I told her no. I did worry that nuclear bombs would be accidentally dropped because fools controlled them (on both sides). But I did not feel like the United States was going to go to war every second. That is new to Barack Obama and George the Bully Boy Bush.
And I am damn sick of it. I am sick of all the wars and the threats of wars.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: