Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Bush (about to) declare war on Iran

1. We are at war with terror(ists)

2. Bush declares Iranian military to be terrorists.

3. QED


http://www.radionetherlands.nl/currentaffairs/iran070816
http://www.dispatch.co.za/2007/08/16/Foreign/abush.html
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/bulletin/bulletin_070816.htm
Permalink ??? 
August 16th, 2007 7:11pm
Yeah, we've seen it. Scary. The guy is totally hot for Armageddon, it's like he needs to think about the apocalypse to have an orgasm.
Permalink Practical Economist 
August 16th, 2007 7:13pm
If he does it he better stay as President and cancel elections altogether. :-) Chavez Bush on the way.
Permalink Oy- 
August 16th, 2007 8:24pm
I don't mean to rub it in but the President can't declare war.
Permalink Michael B 
August 16th, 2007 9:21pm
>>I don't mean to rub it in but the President can't declare war.

I don't mean to rub it in but he doesn't need to declare war to invade Iran.
Permalink Me 
August 16th, 2007 9:24pm
> I don't mean to rub it in but the President can't declare war.

He's also not supposed to imprison American citizens without trial.  For example.  Or authorize illegal searches.  For example.

How long will it take you to realize that the US Constitution is now just the White House's toilet paper?
Permalink  
August 16th, 2007 9:40pm
by that token UK was at war with Libya for awhile.

and Libya with Bulgaria.
Permalink heartsheep 
August 16th, 2007 9:45pm
President Bush can suck my hair circumcised cock any time. Dick can eat my balls while his boss shines my shaft.
Permalink Mahmood Ahmadinejad 
August 16th, 2007 10:18pm
:(
Permalink Michael B 
August 16th, 2007 10:46pm
> by that token UK was at war with Libya for awhile.

No.

Libyan diplomats shot a British police woman. 

And Libyan agents blew up a plane.

But the Brits didn't say, we are at war with the Libyan armed forces, or the Libyan armed forces must be wiped out.

Bush has already positioned himself to be at war with all whom he classifies as terrorists with the objective of wiping out all terrorists.  So, when defines a group as terrorist, he is stating that the US is at war with them, and hopes to wipe them out.

> and Libya with Bulgaria.

Huh?

Libyans are pissed a bunch of Bulgarian doctors (for dumb reasons).  Not at the Bulgarian state, or Bulgarian armed forces.
Permalink ??? 
August 16th, 2007 11:08pm
The organization that he declared to be a terrorist organization isn't the regular army of Iran. It is their version of the National Guard. The organization is controlled by their religious folks, separately from the regular chain of command, which is also controlled by their religious folks. The president of Iran does not control their military at all.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6947444.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/iran_power/html/default.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/iran_power/html/forces.stm
Permalink Peter 
August 16th, 2007 11:26pm
Yes they have a complicated constitution, and their president is a figure head.

But there's no dispute that the revolutionary guard IS an arm of the Iranian state.  In fact, it is the main military arm of the Iranian state.
Permalink ??? 
August 16th, 2007 11:36pm
Yes, that's how I understand it. He's declaring their military to be enemy non-combatants it seems (terrorists are enemy non-combatants even though they combat), so the rules of war and the Geneva convention won't apply to whatever he is planning on doing there.

This has all got to be illegal under international treaties, but there's no way to enforce it unless a bigger badder state fights the US, defeats it, then holds a war crimes tribunal.
Permalink Practical Economist 
August 17th, 2007 12:01am
> they have a complicated constitution, and their president is a figure head

Whereas the US has a complicated constitution, and their president is a fuckhead.
Permalink man on the stair 
August 17th, 2007 1:33am
Since the Iranian Revolutionary Guard actually wear uniforms, and have a chain of command, claiming that they aren't covered by the Geneva Accords is an exercise in logic chopping. That would have about as much legitimacy as claiming that the US Military are a terrorist organization and as such are no longer covered by the Geneva Accords.
Permalink Peter 
August 17th, 2007 9:35am
Yes, that is exactly the case. Hopefully this will convince the remaining doubters that Bush is dangerously delusional, but I'm not holding my breath on that.
Permalink Practical Economist 
August 17th, 2007 1:11pm

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