The Iranians WILL have nukes. Make no mistake about it. Bush pretty much handed nuclear weapons to them on uranium plated platter.
There is NO FUCKING WAY that the Iranians would be this "uppity" if we weren't hopelessly bogged down and stretched to the limit in Iran and Afghanistan. They know there ain't a goddamn thing we can do to stop them.
They have us by the short and curlies and it's because Dubya dropped trou and invited them to grab a handful.
But this gets even scarier. There is an eerie similarity in the religious fervor of both Dubya and that chucklehead Ahmadinejad that almost guarantees a nuclear exchange will take place before W leaves office.
You see, Ahmadinejad believes that he is on a Divine Mission to speed the return of the "Hidden Imam", the Muslim "messiah".
"All streams of Islam believe in a divine saviour, known as the Mahdi, who will appear at the End of Days. A common rumour - denied by the government but widely believed - is that Mr Ahmadinejad and his cabinet have signed a "contract" pledging themselves to work for the return of the Mahdi and sent it to Jamkaran.....This is similar to the Christian vision of the Apocalypse. Indeed, the Hidden Imam is expected to return in the company of Jesus."
Bush, and the NeoCons, are adherents to the concept of Dominionism and believe that it is our moral duty to speed the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the father of NeoConservatism. See if any of this sounds familiar:
First: Strauss believed that a leader had to perpetually deceive the citizens he ruled.
Secondly: Those who lead must understand there is no morality, there is only the right of the superior to rule the inferior.
Thirdly: According to Drury, Religion “is the glue that holds society together.” It is a handle by which the ruler can manipulate the masses. Any religion will do. Strauss is indifferent to them all.
Fourthly: “Secular society…is the worst possible thing,” because it leads to individualism, liberalism, and relativism, all of which encourage dissent and rebellion. As Drury sums it up: “You want a crowd that you can manipulate like putty.”
Fifthly: “Strauss thinks that a political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat; and following Machiavelli, he maintains that if no external threat exists, then one has to be manufactured.”
Sixthly: “In Strauss’s view, the trouble with liberal society is that it dispenses with noble lies and pious frauds. It tries to found society on secular rational foundations.”
I wish there was something funny about all of this, but there really isn't.
We are on a collision course with disaster and our (semi) elected leaders have their hands at 10 and 2 and the pedal to the metal.
As bad as things are, it's going to get worse.