Thursday, October 25, 2007

Zakaria on Iran: A Roaring Mouse is Still a Mouse.

Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria on the "threat" of Iran:
Iran has an economy the size of Finland's and an annual defense budget of around $4.8 billion. It has not invaded a country since the late 18th century. The United States has a GDP that is 68 times larger and defense expenditures that are 110 times greater. Israel and every Arab country (except Syria and Iraq) are quietly or actively allied against Iran.

And yet we are to believe that Tehran is about to overturn the international system and replace it with an Islamo-fascist order?

What planet are we on?
Planet Bush.

And over the last six years, Zakaria and his colleagues in the corporate press were instrumental in relocating us -- and our fellow Earthlings -- to this hostile world.

I hope that Zakaria's piece on Iran is a sign that the more thoughtful members of the media are ready to help re-terraform Planet Bush.

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