Big Bang Theory is a Failure--posted by Tony Garcia on 7/19/2006
You keep hearing from the Left and from the media that "Bush lied" about WMD. "The reason to go to Iraq was a lie" and other such nonsense. "That was the only reason we went to Iraq"
Oh really? I have said it on the air for, well, since we went to Iraq that the reason for going in was to pinch Iran...pressure Iran. Iraq is the stepping stone, the staging point for Iran. THAT was reason #1. For those of us who know how to see the deeper meanings in the BS platitudes in political speeches we knew this since the Axis of Evil State of the Union speech.
WMD was ONLY to show why the other countries, who were too stupid to understand that Iran is the head of the snake, should otherwise care about Iraq.
It is nice to see the media is finally understanding it. It is nice to see that they are temporarily done with the WMD obsession. They call the Iran target plan "the Big Bang".
The most intellectually honest case for the war in Iraq was never about Saddam Hussein's alleged stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction. It was the Big Bang Theory.Thank you E. J. Dionne Jr. for finally talking about the REAL need to go into Iraq.
Not to be confused with theories about the origins of the universe, the Middle East Big Bang idea was simple and seductive. Unlike other arguments for the war, it was based on some facts, though also on some wishful thinking. The point was that the Middle East was a mess. A nest of authoritarian regimes bred opposition movements rebelling against the conditions under which too many people lived and energized by a radical Islamist ideology. Some of them turned to terror. In this bog of failure, moderate Muslims were powerless. They were frequently jailed or killed.
The situation's hopelessness argued for a hard shove from the United States to create a new dynamic. Installing a democratic government in Iraq would force a new dawn. Newly empowered Muslim democrats would reform their societies, negotiate peace with Israel and get on with the business of building prosperous, middle-class societies.
Of course, they are only willing to print it now that they think it has failed.
It was a beautiful dream, and even when the administration was asserting things that turned out not to be true, it held the dream out there for all to contemplate.I have to give props on that quote...it was actually a line by Tony Blair about responding to 9/11. "The dangers of inaction far outweigh the dangers of action" I believe was the original quote.
Consider Vice President Cheney's address before the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Aug. 26, 2002, one of the earliest major public arguments the administration made for war. The lead of the news stories was Cheney's claim that there was "no doubt" that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was prepared to use them. "The risks of inaction are far greater than the risk of action," Cheney declared.
If Israelis and Palestinians were closer to peace, if Iraqi democracy showed signs of stability -- these might justify a war fought in part on the basis of false premises.Uh, actually you simply have it wrong. Iraqi stability cannot be in 4 years or less. It will take...well, how long did it take for a complete withdrawal from Germany? And, frankly, the ruckus in the Middle East lately is Iran realizing the vise grips are squeezing and they are fighting back. So, is what is going on in Israel unfortunate? Yes. Unexpected? Not at all. Iran and its tentacles of terror are getting cornered and are trying to fight back.
They want to delay accepting the nuclear energy offer until the end of August. Why? I don't know, but I find it alarming that just after saying, "We'll decide in a few weeks if we will accept what we've publically been asking for" their terrorist surrogates kidnap Israeli soldiers AND the United States tells Israel, "you have only one week to do as much damage as possible and then you have to stop". The timelines being around August is becoming alarming in their seemingly intertwining of different events.
In the meantime you have Arab nations saying that Hezbollah was out of line. The divide has occurred and is going to tighten the vise around Iran's leadership.
So, did the Big Bang fail? Nope...it is getting messy but it seems to be moving forward. Slowly and steadily.