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It's About Iran, Stupid

It seems both incredibly frightening and obvious that Iraq has become a distraction serving to keep us off balance and unable to focus on the administrations actual intents (if it hasn't been that from the beginning). I don't pretend to know exactly what all of this is about beyond expanding executive power for its own sake, sick minds are unpredictable. But Jim Webb is right, the congress does need to get ahead of the White House on Iran. I've said it before, I actually thought it would happen sooner, but the administration obviously intends to bomb Iran. They have been planning and making obvious moves in that direction for a while, essentially using the same type of unsupported rhetoric and intelligence that they used to take us to war in Iraq. Supposedly the Iranians are arming insurgents but the British, who are in a better position to know, say it's not true. There's a reason that Blair has finally found a bandwagon he won't jump on, he has been da…

He is incapable of caring, he has no empathy, he's a sociopath

As I mentioned sometime ago I've been following the politics and happenings in the US but not writing. I said it before, and I'll say it again, things look frightening for my country, we are on a precipice. If you doubt this I would invite you to step out of the country and view it from the outside for a moment. Consider for a moment a few things: in a country built on the principles of a secular state with no cardinal religion and freedom of religion, we have a US congressman spewing bigoted bile about another congressman's choice to be sworn in on the Koran, with no comment from his own party; we have a president who has asserted his right to open our mail if he deems it necessary; he has also decided to throw more american lives in harms way, despite the advice of his military leaders (who he's decided to replace) and pretty much every expert, and the will of his employers.

I get most of my news online, from blogs and newspapers. I watch a lot of video clips fro…