A Conservative Blog for Peace resists the next stampede for war
Iran thinks it has the right to defend itself? Is the world going totally nuts? Lots of talk about the Strait of Hormuz. Ya know, Iran is right there on the Strait of Hormuz. I mean, right there. But okay. I guess the U.S. sends an aircraft carrier along with a battle group and even several U.S. choppers because those terrible Iranians have a fleet of warships floating right next to the southern tip of Manhattan. And then there are some of Iran’s bombers flying practice runs along the Atlantic coast. Like, all the time, for months and months! So yeah, I’m sure that’s the explanation.
My own suspicion is that Obama may sucker the End to Evil crowd on their own bloodlust and figure out a way to launch a war against Iran just before the election, solidifying the war-propagandized American people around himself and beating the Hawks at their own game. I hope that if he tries this Americans will see through the shell game, but the thrilling combination of manly bloodshed of Scary Foreigners abroad and the promise of free contraceptive candy at home is almost irresistible to our debased and corrupt Empire of Hedonism. If Obama is a smart pol (and he is) St. Niccolo Machiavelli, Patron of Debased Politics, will surely smile on such a strategy, though the angels will weep.