President George Bush continued his threatening stance toward Iran today, warning that a nuclear Iran could provoke WWIII.
Let’s step back a moment. The US is the only nation that has used a nuclear weapon–and we did so twice, against civilians, to make a dramatic statement. The US, not Iran, is at present engaged in an aggressive war and threatening another.
So which nation is posing a greater threat to world peace? Iran, for seeking what the US, Russia, Great Britain, France, China, North Korea, India, Pakistan, and Israel have? It seems Iran has nuclear powers on three sides. Is their interest unreasonable?
And don’t those nuclear neighbors have more reason to be concerned than the United States–particularly Russia, which might be concerned that Iran might provide nuclear weapons to Chechnya? Yet Russia is the main nation urging caution and moderation in speech and action.
Time for the president to take a vacation, I think.