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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Just Look The Other Way

I don't know where the HuffPo finds these contributing 'journalists'. Case in point, Cenk Uygur (that's gotta be a stage name), who today posts a piece titled, "Why Isn't Genocide On The Table?". It reads like it was written by a high school sophmore.
He makes his case that Iran can't possibly hurt us, that the U.S. might use nukes against Iran, that up to 3 million people could die as a result of such an attack, and that if Bush goes this route he might as well go for complete genocide. Get it? Bush is Hitler....

He opens his post with this zinger:
"President Bush says he won't take nuclear war off the table. He reserves the right to use nuclear weapons against a country that didn't attack us - and couldn't possibly build the weapons to attack us for another 5-10 years."

Bush has said no such thing. He has said that 'all options are on the table'. This is how you deal with crazy fucko nations who are building nuclear weapons, Cenk. You remind them that we already have them. It's why we have them. As for your assertion that Iran 'couldn't possibly' produce nukes for 5-10 years, is that a risk you are willing to take? Other intelligence sources say it could be next month. And the fact remains that if you are correct they will have them in 5 years. What then, Cenk?

Another quip from Cenk:
"I am given to understand that the only way to appear "strong" on national defense is to promise to wage bigger and nastier wars on our enemies (real or imagined)."

Now you are getting it, Cenk. It's called 'technology'. It's what makes us the biggest and baddest mo-fo's on the planet. Wanna mess with us? You better think twice.

Cenk writes, "We will do anything against our enemies, even if they have no capacity to harm us."

Then wouldn't be our enemies if they didn't have the capacity to harm us, Cenk. That is the definition of 'enemy'.

Cenk says, "I understand that the nuclear weapons we are contemplating using in Iran would - according to a Pentagon simulation -- kill 3 million people and spread radiation as far down as India, and contaminate up to 35 million people with cancerous nuclear fallout."

Again, we aren't contemplating the use of nukes. The example Cenk cites is the end result of a 1 megaton nuke. What do you think will happen when Iran nukes Israel? And make no mistake, if they can they will.

Cenk sarcastically suggests that if we are willing to use nukes, we should go to the next step, genocide:
"Listen, if we're going to be brutal, mass killers, we should do it right. "

Ummm....we aren't brutal, mass killers, Cenk. We never have been. It's amazing that somebody could be so blinded by their hatred for Bush that they are willing to let a rogue nation like Iran get The Bomb.
This is just another lefty propoganda piece to sow fear that Bush has his finger on the button and wants to kill dark people.

We all know what's going to happen when Iran gets The Bomb. What do we do then, when one of our allies gets nuked?
Look the other way?

4 Comments:

Blogger Jenn of the Jungle said...

Amen Brotha.

11:22 AM  
Blogger joe said...

I've not read it yet but if it's anything like your portrayal of it I dont think I'll like it.

For one thing, of course we're not taking anything off the table, despite my disagreement with most of this administrations policies, this is a no brainer, our massive stockpile of nukes is one of the best deterrents to somebody else using them.

That being said, I dont think anyone is stupid enough to use nukes against anyone else precisely becuase of that. I'm no big fan of Isreal's politics, but I certainly dont want them destroyed, and even so I can see iran's point in wishing some leveling of the playing field in the region. Not to mention the benefits of nuclear power just from an energy standpoint. They could have mostly free energy and export the oil for that much more profit.

Considering they live mostly in the desert, I'd think that solar power would make more sense, but I think we should use more here too, so what can you do but push for it?

12:39 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Well, I just read it... and like I thought I didnt particularly like it. I kind of think he was being sarcastic in more of a joking way considering the interspersed lines from Team America: World Police... even if it wasn't very well executed.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Ovedya said...

The guy's a Turkish humorist.

Bwaaaa ha hah ha...

*sniff* yeah...real funny what the Turks did to the Armenians back in the early 1900s. And he's got the gall to talk about genocide?

4:41 PM  

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