Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

No. No. No, no, no. NO. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.  Bad leaders! No!

Harry Reid is surely aware a U.S. clash with Iran, with him at the president’s side, could assure his re-election. Last week, Reid whistled through the Senate, by voice vote, a bill to put us on that escalator.
Senate bill 2799 would punish any company exporting gasoline to Iran. Though swimming in oil, Iran has a limited refining capacity and must import 40 percent of the gas to operate its cars and trucks and heat its homes.
And cutting off a country’s oil or gas is a proven path to war.

I get that this article is speculative, and written by Pat Buchanan, but it is so easy to see it happening.  We seem obsessed with wars in the middle east.  Maybe no one in Washington ever saw the Princess Bride; the famous classic blunder is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia."  Don't you think we've learned that in our recent experiences?  This is getting ridiculous. 

And where are we going to get the soldiers for another war?  You not gonna draft me, idiots.  You start that up again and I'm droppin' everything and comin' to DC.  I dare ya'.

To tell you the truth, I don't see Iran lasting much longer the way it is anyway.  They have ticked off their citizens a little too much.  Huh.  Kinda like the U.S....


Borepatch said...

Not sure that there's solid data showing that sanctions are typically followed by boots on the ground. I'd think the opposite, actually.

Democratic presidents LOVE sanctions. It lets them "do something" without actually doing something.

Now cruise missiles or airstrikes - that's a different story.

bluesun said...

But don't you think that if we started shooting missiles at Iran, it would lead to a ground war?

And then I think that the real thing Pat is getting at is that a war with Iran would unite Americans under Obi. I don't like the thought of re-elections with all those yahoos.