The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, July 25, 2005

"You finally, really did it! You maniacs!"

I'm having a little trouble believing this one. After all, this administration might be corrupt, incompetent and greedy-- but totally, irrevocably insane?

Note the source on the article. It isn't a left-wing blog, but the print magazine American Conservative. And here's what they have to say:

The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons.

Maybe they should run this by a foreign-relations expert or two. I'm no pro, but I can say with some confidence that itwouldn't do much to reduce terrorism or bolster our reputation with the global community...

PS- If you're on a political site and trying to determine whether it's left- or right-leaning, here's a tip: if it features fitness ads for men with half-naked guys who shave their entire bodies and show off their tight asses-- it's a conservative site. General rule of thumb: if it's got homoerotic content, it's run by right-wingers. Just ask Jeff/Jim Gannon/Guckert. I have yet to see a half-naked man on a liberal blog. Much less a liberal blog run by an openly gay man. Makes ya think, don't it?