Where's V When You Need Him?

April 9, 2006

{Boing Boing: Hersh: Bush plans for Iran attack include nuke option } – “He went on, “Nuclear planners go through extensive training and learn the technical details of damage and fallout–we’re talking about mushroom clouds, radiation, mass casualties, and contamination over years. This is not an underground nuclear test, where all you see is the earth raised a little bit. These politicians don’t have a clue, and whenever anybody tries to get it out”–remove the nuclear option–“they’re shouted down.””

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This kinda strikes home…or at least my thoughts. Evie and I went to see “V for Vendetta” last night and it’s an awesome movie. How this strikes me, is that (in the movie) they used attacks on their own people to bring fear and to take attention off of what was really happening. As we look at Iran as a possible target, it’s just something else to make us take away attention from all of the loss of liberties our quagmire in Iraq and things like wiretapping.

Instead of being the world’s police, we need to work on what issues we currently have abroad and then start to look internally.