markey, I’m going to do my level best not to insult you. It’s going to be difficult. This last post of yours is exactly why I blame George Bush for not taking advantage of his 2004 win to squeeze YOUR wing of the liberal party out of existence.
So much nonsense!!!
"You’re right, it’s just me.
Everyone else is in chorus yelling “bomb them fuckers!” except little ol’ me."
Sarcasm is a nice tool when used effectively. Unfortunately, it usually has to have some factual basis from which to begin.
Remind me again, how many of us are saying “bomb them fuckers!” on this forum?
Is the Administration saying that? Remember, the new york times does NOT speak for the Administration. In fact, if memory serves, they are the only news organization expressly barred from riding on Air Force Two.
“They don’t have a nuke,”
You know this how? You and your pals have taken the verbal STICK to the intelligence services of the U.S./World over stockpiles of WMD. Further, without a shred of proof, your pals have claimed “cherrypicking of information” related to WMD.
“and they aren’t likely to get one anytime soon.”
Bingo!!! Cherry-picking. When I have nicely pointed out the Senior Administration official’s report. You choose to base your entire argument on the new york times analysis.
Please make a stab at informing yourself. Please google in “Iran Nuclear Weapon.” See what the consensus from the Intelligence Services is as of today.
Oh, by the way, it’s sad that I have to point out that Intelligence is an educated guess. It isn’t 100% certain or a “slam dunk” if you will.
“They need a lot of centrifuges and a lot of time, neither of which they’re likely to get.”
Please explain where you came up with saying they aren’t likely to get them? Did you flat out make that up? If they have the blueprints and the national desire (aka read speeches) what exactly will stop them. Oh, and access to friendly nuclear powers with urgent need for oil (China/Russia).
“Maybe, just maybe, the president of Iran is a blustering idiot.”
He certainly is blustering. He is counting on YOU and the europeans standing down on this. He knows full well that our ground troops are fully engaged. He is hoping that YOU don’t have the stomach to stop him.
“Hmmm, a country composed of a mostly moderate middle class but controlled by a vocal and shrill theocracy, presided over by an idiot who tends to make stupid remarks intended primarily to keep his loyal base in line and enthralled. Wonder why that sounds so vaguely familiar?”
I’m wondering if you noticed just how many people voted for W. in the last election? Would it be fair to say that he represents a large cross section of people? Of course it would. How would you categorize over 50 million Americans? Religious? Christian? Poor?
“Does beating the war drum allow the ruling party to define dissent as treason over there as well?”
This is the biggest crock of horseshit I’ve heard in a while. Explain how your freedom of speech has been curtailed in any way? You’ve been spewing your bile unchecked since day one.
I cannot speak for the multitude that voted for Bush. However, it’s probably fair to say that most of us welcome a healthy debate.
“I wouldn’t even be shocked to learn that Rupert Murdoch owns the Iranian Faux News channel. How do you say “Fair and Balanced” in Farsi?”
It is amazing how threatening alternative viewpoints are to some liberals.
I’m quite serious. If I were you, I’d reevaluate many of my basic premises. You accuse Republicans of equating dissent with treason.
HOWEVER, here you are attacking Fox News for showing an (unacceptable and apparently very threatening) viewpoint.
They apparently deviate from the standard liberal media mantra, and that “must not be tolerated.”
I wonder of the two of us, which person has more trouble with “dissent” from the “moderate” viewpoint.