Apologies to George Lakoff for stealing his book’s title. But I am getting a very queasy feeling when I see headlines like this:
OK, thanks. If they’re not a target … why are you telling us they aren’t a target? At the same time, when talking about the “crisis” we are having with the Iranian government, why are you heating up the rhetoric that is making the world think that Iran is a target?
I’m getting very, very worried. Last night Keith Olberman showed the remarkable similarity in how Bush talked about Iraq in 2002, and how is talking about Iran today. If Bush is trying to frighten the Iranian populace into Impeaching Ahmadinejad, he may actually frighten them enough to rally around him and brace for war with the U.S. After all, they know our military is over-extended as it is. Perhaps they think they could garner sympathy from the European Community, as well as their Shia bretheren, and pull a rabbit out of their hat?
We are not in a position to bluff. President Bush is holding seven-two off-suit, and he’s in first position at a high-stakes table.
Mr. President, please fold!