Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Why the U.S. shouldn’t negotiate with Iran

The accusations against Iran seem to be a permanent feature of modern life. Even after every intelligence agency in the U.S. concluded that there was no evidence that Iran was pursuing a nuclear bomb almost every politician and hack scribblerian from Obama on down has been repeating that Iran is pursuing a nuclear bomb.

How can there be a negotiation over something that likely doesn’t exist in the first place? That Iran, even if it were equipped with several nuclear bombs, would be a threat is to enter into the world of pure fantasy. Unless the Iranians are completely suicidal they would never, ever consider using a nuclear weapon against a neighbor -- much less the U.S. -- considering what the consequences would be and they know it.

And that is why I don’t believe we should negotiate with Iran because there is simply nothing to negotiate over. I keep hearing about “The crisis in Iran” but what crisis would that be? Is Iran threatening to install over 750 military bases around the globe? Is Iran in the process of invading and occupying other nations? Is Iran the largest weapons distributor in the world? Is Iran trying to remove Obama from office? That there is no crisis in Iran other than the election results, which are of no concern to the U.S. or anyone else other than the Iranians, seems to escape the siren call of the crisis mongers.

This is why listening to political speeches makes me crazy. There is no firmament upon which to stand. Everything, the landscape, the sky, the sundering seas, all shift and merge into a kaleidoscope of ever shifting patterns, forever floating through a fog of non-statements and meaningless drivel coating the listener’s brain with gooey ichors reducing our thinking and deductive abilities to a singularity where no light of reason ever escapes its ravening maw.

1 Comments:

At July 17, 2009 10:29 PM, Blogger Charles F. Oxtrot said...

Alice in Wonderland is a good guidebook through the thicket of American Politics in the present era.

I had a prof in law school that taught me contracts, she suggested reading Alice in Wonderland to understand contract law.

 

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