… the talking heads are talking about the U.S. going to war with Iran?
Since February, as you know, I’ve worked at becoming blissfully ignorant of “news.” This doesn’t come naturally to me, having been taught at Mama’s knee to Care Deeply any time some politician or anchorperson anywhere on the globe blows his nose. So I occasionally tune in NPR on the car radio while running errands.
The last couple of days they’ve abandoned their standard “immigrants good,” “guns bad,” “hate Trump all the time.” routine and are talking war-war-war-war-war. With Iran. Why war? Why Iran?
In all the chatter, I haven’t heard a single reason for diving into yet another morass with yet another (and this time much, much bigger; do they even realize that?) country full of vengeful Islamists.
Closest thing to a reason anyone’s given is, “Because John Bolton wants it.” And face it, Bolton probably lurched violently from his mother’s womb shouting, “Kill ’em all; let God sort ’em out!” That man would have us nuke Antarctica, Lichtenstein, or St. Kitts in the Lesser Antillies if somebody didn’t wrestle him to the ground and handcuff him to reality.
So what on earth (or in hell) is this sudden war talk about? Here last week I thought our next scheduled conflagration was supposed to be with China. Or North Korea. Maybe Russia? Or perhaps we were threatening to invade Venezuela because we couldn’t give it a few more weeks to self-destruct on its own? I forget. Is it me or NPR that can’t keep the Enemy du Jour straight from one moment to the next?
Iran??? Are these people serious???
I’d greatly appreciate your enlightened and enlightening thoughts. It goes without saying that I trust you more than I do the News Bleaters of the Deep State.