US out of Iran

If the United States engages Iran in any way (which is looking like an inevitability) I will have lost all faith in my government, all hope in peace, and all confidence the United Nations. Wait a minute, I never had confidence in the UN. All it has done is looked pretty – been a nice building for the establishment bimbos to fix their pocket-squares and pander to their multinational masters. I’m done with all of it. You men sicken me. You don’t even look like leaders. And now you’re saying Iran is next? Sanctions lead to war. The American people have lost their way and the United Nations is leading the US and Israel into Iran like a cat into a paper bag.

photo Steven Anderson

Our own National Intelligence Estimate of 2007 states “We assess with moderate confidence Tehran had not restarted its nuclear weapons program as of mid-2007, but we do not know whether it currently intends to develop nuclear weapons.” If one reads this three-page load of contradictions and uncertainties, one finds that the estimate would’ve done better if it read: “We have no idea what is going on in Iran, at all. Hehe. Pass me a lollipop.”

Truth is, we have nukes. Israel has nukes. I want to know at which point it became reasonable for several countries (with a track record for aggression) were allowed to maintain nuclear weapons and some countries (with much less aggressive pasts) were not. It’s true Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel should be “wiped off the map” but as far as anyone knows, the only country in the Middle East capable of wiping their neighbors off the map happens to be Israel. Where are the sanctions on them? What about Russia? Why don’t we sanction ourselves?

How have we remained so damn dumb? It’s 2012 and we’re still bombing people. Bomb them, then rebuild the roads and schools with money we don’t have. Station troops in countries that don’t have a single tank. There’s nothing right about it. We have bums all over the place. Schools in Detroit have caved-in ceilings and we’re spending twenty billion taxpayer dollars to air condition our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And now, war with Iran is being casually stuffed down our throats by the government-friendly mainstream-media. They’re making it seem like it’s the right thing to do, just like they did with Iraq.

In America, it’s playoff time for the NFL and fans who didn’t know they were fans will get behind a team. People will become enamored with an idea and forget about everything else, because that’s what Americans do. We’re allowed to because we fought for the right to do it. We fought for the right to spend Sunday doing nothing but eating, drinking and watching  athletes move a ball from one end of a field to the other. I’m watching football right now, and cherishing it. But, I’m worried that my government is directly responsible for making it so a lot of people can’t do anything remotely similar to plopping into a lazy-boy with a bowl of guacamole in their lap, remote in hand, set to spend the day watching TV. It’s nice once in a while, isn’t it?

We didn’t “invade for freedom” or “occupy for the right to vote.” We fought for it.

I’m tired of my government bombing, threatening, harassing, crippling, disenfranchising other nations. Don’t tell me about spreading liberty. The best way to spread liberty is leave other people alone. What ever happened to letting countries settle their own disputes. Sometimes, Jimmy and Bobby have to fight it out in the field. Big Uncle Sam need not intervene, every time.

If Iran builds a nuke, fine. We’ll have approximately 7,999 more than they do. And, Israel will have anywhere from 80-500 more. So, let Iran have their nukes, like the world let us have ours. Buy them a baby-blanket with a radioactive symbol embroidered on it, a box of cigars and a greeting card.

Using nuclear weapons as a form of dark currency is old-thinking. I’m tired of it and I want my government to stop pretending it’s okay. A culture of peace is missing. Enlightened people don’t retaliate when threatened.