April 13, 2010
Has anyone seen any mushroom clouds down around the convention center in Washington DC?
The air is thick down there with political posturing about what to do with the three meanies (N. Korea, Iran & Syria) that were not invited. Guess it is important that when the powers that be want to talk about you in public the best thing is not to invite you to listen. Sure works wonders in really diplomatic situations.
Madame Secretary Hillary is there, fresh from her shutdown by Obama--who indicated clearly she would NOT be in consideration for the Supreme Court. That could have been an interesting confirmation hearing--with all the history from Arkansas--Papergrate, Billygate, and the other 'gates' involving the shading dealings of she and the former President while he was Governor.
A number of other leaders are also there among the 47 countries represented that have gone nuclear. With so many (including Israel who continues to officially refuse to admit that it has the bomb), it almost seems time to give everybody a bomb and get back to detente like we had during the Cold War. As Tom Lehrer said years ago, "First we got the bomb and that was good, cause we love peace and motherhood.." Try to tell that to anyone who has to navigate in the District while this charade is going on this week.
When you get a chance, read the impassioned diatribe by Obama about how bin laden would dearly love to get a bomb. Frankly he probably wants a bomb more than we want to get him. Neither side has yet competantly achieved its desires.