Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Hersh on Bush's Iran plans.

Seymour Hersh's new article in the New Yorker is a must read. Absolutely terrifying.

A government consultant with close ties to the civilian leadership in the Pentagon said that Bush was “absolutely convinced that Iran is going to get the bomb” if it is not stopped. He said that the President believes that he must do “what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do,” and “that saving Iran is going to be his legacy.””

His legacy. Ohhh boy.

But wait, there's more...lot's more. The really scary bits concern the Bush Administration's willingness to go with a nuclear first strike.

Just read it. You have to read it.

Holy Nuclear Bunker Buster, Batman!

The Union of Concerned Scientists has a very informational animation up about the effects of detonating just one nuclear bunker buster. Holy crap!! This is a must see -- particularly in light of Hersh's New Yorker article.

Well, better hope somebody's sane enough in the Bush administration to keep the Chimperor from pushing the button. And if no one is sane enough, we'd all better hope really, really hard that there are no biological weapons stored down in those bunkers.

Hat tip to Susie at Suburban Guerrilla.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Fortune Cookies and me

I'm notorious among my friends for my ability to take any fortune cookie and find a negative connotation to the fortune. Do I have a negative outlook? Sure. Am I a little paranoid? Perhaps. But this latest cookie...

"You are wise to keep your eyes wide open at all times."

Come on! It's not just me. That's a warning! Am I right?