I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Stop the insanity

We have a desperate madman, surrounded by a collection of other refugees from the institution for the criminally insane, occupying the White House. They are indeed crazy enough to attack Iran with Nuclear weapons. It doesn't matter of they do it for perceived political gain or to bring on the rapture, there probably a little of both going on. It would truly be suicidal for mankind. If they do it they will do it alone, not even the British lapdog will go along with this one. Not even the Israelis want to be part of another Bush misadventure. A few weeks ago I wrote An open letter to the MSM where I said:
You had the power to get us into a war, you also have the power to keep us out of one. This is the time. If you don't do it because it's the right thing to do for America and the world do because it because it's in the best interest of your corporations. Give up your stenographer's job and question all of the claims that come from this administration of mad men. Allow dissenting views. Save the US and the world from another mis-adventure by the insane incompetents in the Bush administration. Over 60% of the American people now think Bush lied about the reasons for invading Iraq so they will be receptive if you question the lies and spin regarding Iran. Think about!
A few days later I asked the rest of corporate America to consider if another even more dangerous misadventure would be in their best interest. Well now I would like to ask the Republican lawmakers to read the commentary by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in today's Washington Post, Bush's Thousand Days, and ask you if you are really sure you want to let this madman bring on the end of days over a thimble full of uranium. Here is a snip of what Mr Schlesinger has to say.
The issue of preventive war as a presidential prerogative is hardly new. In February 1848 Rep. Abraham Lincoln explained his opposition to the Mexican War: "Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose -- and you allow him to make war at pleasure [emphasis added]. . . . If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, 'I see no probability of the British invading us'; but he will say to you, 'Be silent; I see it, if you don't.' "

This is precisely how George W. Bush sees his presidential prerogative: Be silent; I see it, if you don't . However, both Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower, veterans of the First World War, explicitly ruled out preventive war against Joseph Stalin's attempt to dominate Europe. And in the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962, President Kennedy, himself a hero of the Second World War, rejected the recommendations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for a preventive strike against the Soviet Union in Cuba.
Lawmakers, yes both Republicans and Democrats, are responsible for this crisis. Do you want to let the madman in the White House take it to the next stage. Think about it.

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