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Friday, February 24, 2012

Sis, Boom, Bomb! Rah, Rah, Rah!

Many rational voices, both here and in Israel, are expressing alarm over the increasingly likely possibility that Israel might launch a preemptive attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.   In contrast, many Republicans, including the Republican presidential candidates (with the exception of Ron Paul) have voiced enthusiasm for military action against Iran.

The hawks are out in force -
Let’s bomb Iran, they shout.
These same folks, of course,
Had said it’d be a blow-out
If we started to attack
Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
You’d think they might have learned,
But no, that’s not the case.
They’re simply not concerned
Their faith in war might be misplaced.

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