Don’t Iraq Iran

If Iran had spent the last few decades lying about and threatening the United
States, and had attacked and built military bases in Canada and Mexico, and
had imposed sanctions on the United States that were creating great suffering,
and then a lying scheming war-crazed Iranian official announced that he believed
the United States had put some missiles on some fishing boats in the Chesapeake
Bay, would you believe that . . .

  1. The United States was a dangerous rogue state threatening Iran with imminent
  2. Whether or not to bomb U.S. cities really depended on exactly what kind
    of missiles were on those fishing boats?
  3. The sanctions were clearly not severe enough? or
  4. All of the above?

Of course not. You’re not a lunatic.

But US culture is a lunatic. And you and I live in it.


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