Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The War-rus Is At It Again

John Bolton, the man that George W. Bush appointed to be the U.S. Ambassador at the United Nations in spite of the fact that Bolton had famously said that "[t]here are 38 floors to the UN building in New York. If you lost 10 of them, it wouldn't make a bit of difference" (you know, a true diplomat--of sorts), has been known to advocate bombing things and places (Iran in particular) for no apparent good reason. His biggest regret in life must be that he was not with John McCain the day the senile Senator from Arizona sang "Bomb Iran" to the tune of "Barbara Ann".

It should come as little or no surprise, then, that the man I affectionately like to refer to as the "war-rus" (re: his moustache and his known penchant for wanting to bomb places and things) has come out in favor of bombing Iran as soon as possible because--ready for it?--Mubarak's dictatorship in Egypt has apparently come to an end.

Naturally, he made his opprobrious statement on Hannity, the show hosted by the man who is to TV interviewers as home-run derby pitchers are to Randy Johnson. This is how the exchange went down:
HANNITY: Do you think that the Israelis are going to have to strike — they are going to have to take action. … As you pointed out, El Baradei, you know, ran cover for the Iranians for all those years that he was with the IAEA. And, I just don’t think the Israelis have much longer to wait…they’re going to have to act in fairly short order.

BOLTON: I think that’s right. I don’t think there’s much time to act. And I think the fall of a Egyptian government committed to the peace agreement will almost certainly speed that timetable up.

Notice Hannity's soft pitch, right down the middle of the plate, an easy target for Bolton to hit out of the ballpark.

Truly, after witnessing Obama pussyfoot around the economy, health care, and basically anything he touched in his first two years, you have to give it to Bush: all of his appointment were a big, giant "fuck you" to the rest of us, why, the rest of the world, and even human decency, all aimed at furthering crony capitalism and the U.S. stranglehold over energy resources in the Middle-East. No brains, no spine, all huevos.

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