Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Well now it looks like Iran will be getting The Bomb soon, unless Israel attacks first. This is very very bad, I think. In Charlie Wilson's War (see below), the narrative goes off on a side discussion about how there aren't really any moderates in Iran, at least in the mid-80s.

Perhaps the administration should have paid a little more attention to Iran, which was actually doing atomic weapons research and actually supports terrorists, as opposed to Iraq, which had no atomic program and which everyone knew had connection to terrorists. Too late now.

I wonder how many American soldiers will die in Iraq. It seems a long time ago, but when asked if Americans are prepared for a "long, costly and bloody battle," Cheney replied: "Well, I don't think it's likely to unfold that way. . . . The read we get on the people of Iraq is there is no question but what they want to the get rid of Saddam Hussein, and they will welcome as liberators the United States when we come to do that. Thanks, Dick.

Less poignantly, I wonder how many billions of dollars we're going to spend there. Remember when Iraq's oil reserves were going to pay for the war?

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