Monday, April 17, 2006

Get Your Crazy On, Part Deux

While admittedly invading Iran is somewhat more crazy than invading Iraq, especially now that we actually invaded Iraq, as Belle Waring gazes at the lunacy of the pro-war nutters, I feel it's necessary to point out that for many of us this is deja vu all over again. The arguments are the same as they were, except lacking de Beste's 4 billion word treatises on why we need to kill some brown people they have to turn elsewhere for their Getyourwaronomicons to inspire their little bloodthirsty fantasies. For us anti-war types during the runup to the Iraq war, "holy crap has the world gone fucking nuts?" was pretty much how we felt the whole time.

It is as it was. While the politicians and public intellectuals seem to be slightly less on board for the our little trip to Tehran than they were for our little trip to Baghdad, there hasn't actually been much leadership on the issue either.

Time to stand up.