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He knows he and his country are in the sights of the Neocons as America's next war to bring freedom and democracy to the Middle East.

That doesn't mean it's likely to happen. To put it mildly, it's not in the interest of Republican congresspeople running for reelection this fall for oil to be at $150 a barrel in October, and Bush will need their support to bomb Iran. Why so many Europeans think that starting a war is an automatic way to get Americans to vote Republican is beyond me. Someone please tell me. It's also not in Ahmadinejad's interest to play with oil supplies as he needs the oil revenue to run the state (it's funny that a lot of people, not you in this case, often refer to Ahmadinejad as a smart, shrewd politician who understands Iran's interests and in the same breath talk about him wanting to start an apocalyptic jihad).

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Aug 16th, 2006 at 01:13:20 PM EST
Well, it's not any more. But warrr and terrraa have worked as reliable vote winners for the last six years or so.

The problem is that the NeoLoons haven't yet realised that running these memes up the flagpole and saluting at them, while patriotic tears trickle manfully down their wrinkled cheeks, isn't a winning plan any more.

The Great American Public has finally moved on. The NeoLoons haven't. Hence the concern from European shores.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Aug 16th, 2006 at 01:28:49 PM EST
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Not "vote Republican" but "vote Incumbent".

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 16th, 2006 at 01:31:41 PM EST
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This is a genuine issue in the upcoming elections. As far as I'm concerned, any of my representatives that voted for the war in Iraq will not get my vote ever again.  Some of them are very senior and hold good committee positions, but their vote for the war was an inexcusable abrogation of their primary responsibilities.  I know one for sure who absolutely should have known better owing to seniority, position and access to information.  He has made some good decisions, but he's a goner. Let me rant on about this, I boil every time I think about it!!

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Thu Aug 17th, 2006 at 12:04:17 AM EST
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