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Monday, March 20, 2006

Bush's Billy Jack strategy for Iran

Just let this sentence soak in for a bit before reading on: Citing Iran as a threat to world peace, Bush threatens war.

"The threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. That's a threat, a serious threat. It's a threat to world peace," the US president said after a speech defending the war in Iraq.

"I made it clear, and I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally Israel," said Bush, who was apparently referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for the destruction of Israel.

On the atomic dispute, Bush said he hoped "to solve this issue diplomatically" with a "united message" to Tehran from Washington, London, Paris, Berlin as well as Russia "hopefully" and China.

Then he scratched himself and ate a banana.

(Thanks to Mil Apodos, who throws his own poop, for the link.)

BONUS CLIP: After the post-speech Q&A session started cutting into Bush's bike-riding time, he snapped at the crowd "Anybody work here in this town?" Think Progress has the footage. The guy can't even deliver a barb without looking like a horse's ass (although the party faithful gave him the obligatory too-enthusiastic-by-half response). Instant comeback: "Well, when this is over most of us are heading to Crawford for a month."