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April 19, 2007

Here's Hoping We Don't Neglect Our Security On Mars

Talking Points Memo has done a little video interview with John Kerry. Here's Kerry at around 2:40:

KERRY: [John McCain] is dead wrong when he says there is no Plan B...Plan B is our plan is our plan, that in fact leverages success to the degree that you can. And it is more supportive of the troops. It's a better plan in terms of America's security in the region.

The great thing about American politics is the agreement, across the political spectrum, that we get to determine what's best for "America's security" in places 6,000 miles away. I look forward to the day when a prominent liberal Iranian politician talks about North America and "Iran's security in the region."

PREVIOUSLY: Back in 2004, David Kay explained:

Look, Saddam was delusional. He had a lot of intent. He wanted to be Saladin the Great, of the Middle East yet again. He wanted to put Iraq in a preeminent position to remove the US from the region.

That bastard! Next thing you know, someone will try to remove America from Saturn!

Posted at April 19, 2007 01:10 PM | TrackBack

I did not enjoy my brief stint in the military-industrial complex, but this post reminded me of something interesting. You might remember a few years ago that a US space probe was crashed into the moon (intentionally) in order to look for frozen water among the ejected material.

Interesting point: it wasn't NASA that did this. It was the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (Star Wars).

I don't think Jon's joke will look like much of a joke in the future....

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at April 19, 2007 01:36 PM

The other day your friend Fareed had a column in Newsweek where he pointed out that Iran had interests in the Mid East. I thought that was very astute of him considering where Iran is located.

Wow, plan A, plan B, I guess this alphabetical venue is designed for easy consumer consumption. However that may be no doubt we will be up to plan Z in about 40 years when we will still be listening to these well meant discussions based on Grimm’s Fairy tales between liberal murderers and earnest young bloggers clawing their way to the top of the food chain.

Posted by: rob payne at April 19, 2007 06:57 PM

“Despair must be plan C” – you got that right because that is what the limo interview left me with, despair. Hey thanks for sharing your post over at your blog, I loved it.

Posted by: rob payne at April 20, 2007 06:04 AM

what do you mean destabilize?

the government changes EVERY 4 to 8 years. you call that stable?

Posted by: almostinfamous at April 20, 2007 08:16 AM

computer power doubles every 18 months. a president presides over 2–5 of these. in economic terms, a two-term presidency is very stable. clinton arrives with web; re-elected as web is exploding; leaves with web in financial collapse. similarly the six+ years of bush-cheneyism has been a wild ride outside the white house.

meanwhile the revolving doors supplying the two parties continue to look for holes to fill in the structure, one way or the other. other outside gangs often can't be distinguished from the upper bureaucracy.

how do you feel about iran — feel like waiting until 2009 to prevent war? that's a long time.

Posted by: hibiscus at April 20, 2007 02:49 PM

furthermore: the IPCC and james hansen, our own in-house climate expert, both say that we have to have made big progress against climate change within ten years, or two presidential terms from now, to keep from going over the edge. it's pretty much our fight to win or lose. so if the next president goes two terms, that person will be the calm during and before the storm.

security and stability.

Posted by: hibiscus at April 20, 2007 04:06 PM