In an interview today with Wolf Blitzer, Seymour Hersh reported some of the most disturbing things I have ever heard about the Bush/Cheney Administration. According to Hersh, who is usually pretty honest about such things, among the options on the table for Iran is the use of nuclear (bunker buster) bombs. Apparently many military people have insisted this option be taken off the table. Bush/Cheney have refused. Hersh claims that senior military people have said they will resign if this option is not abandoned. If this is true, and I suspect it is true, the only conclusion one can come to is that Bush/Cheney are insane. Indeed, this is insanity carried so far as to make ordinary insanity look normal. Have they no idea of what would happen if the U.S. were to drop nuclear bombs on a country that would be defenseless against them? As the U.S. is the only country ever to use nuclear bombs, to do so again would pit the entire world against us. No one, not even the British, would be able to justify such an outrageous attack on a sovereign country that is, in fact, no real threat to the U.S., and most certainly not enough of a threat to justify such an absurd action. When you consider that Bush apparently believes that (1) Iran is a threat to the entire world, and (2) that only he, George W. Bush, can stop them, and (3) he has to do this before his term in office is up, IT IS TIME TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE NOW! IMMEDIATELY! There must be some provision for removing people from office when they are known to be absolutely insane. And as Dick the Slimy is behind this it is obvious that he is even more insane than Bush. Not only are they insane, they are violently insane and are bent on attacking the entire world. I have lived for quite a long time. I have never been so frightened. I don't believe there is even time for impeachment. Bush/Cheney should be arrested for war crimes and put away where they can do no further harm to our nation. Then they should be tried for their war crimes, preferrably by an international court. If this means Hastert would become President, okay. He is so bumbling without DeLay to tell him what to do he could not do much damage, and DeLay is not going to be in much of a position to run things. What ought to happen, of course, if there is truly any justice in the world, would be for Al Gore, who actually won the Presidency in 2000, to be installed as interim President until there could be another election. At the moment, and under the circumstances, it would be insane to attack Iran at all. To attack them with nuclear weapons is an idea so insane it needs to be stopped immediately. Iran is not an imminent threat to the world and certainly not to the U.S. Iranians are not suicidal or stupid. Even if they had a nuclear bomb they would hardly run out and drop it immediately on Israel or the U.S., knowing the retaliation would mean the end of times for them. I suspect it is Israeli hysteria that is behind this business. Is the U.S. military simply to be employed at the will of Israel? Are we just an extension of the Israeli military? Iran is said to be years away from a nuclear bomb. There is absolutely no reason to be attacking them or dropping nuclear bombs on them, any more than there were genuine reasons to attack Iraq. If the U.S. Congress doesn't stop this NOW it means World War III. And this time no one will win. Bush/Cheney, the neocons, and the religious nutcakes that foment this will get their wish - Armagedon. Bush/Cheney and the neocons will not, I am certain, experience the Rapture.
Somewhere today I saw a heading to the effect that the leak would strain Bush's remaining credibility. What remaining credibility?