Monday, July 06, 2009

Briar Patch

I see Joe Biden has been telling the Israelis, sure, go ahead, it's your own country to defend, go ahead and bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities.

Just stop with the settlements already, or we might just sit back and watch the Iranians go ape. (It's our Policy.)

From the C.I.A. World Factbook:
  • Iran, "slightly larger than Alaska" (1,600 thousand km2, pop. 66,429,284, median age 27) NEAR NUCLEAR

  • Israel, "slightly smaller than New Jersey" (20 thousand km2, pop. 7,233,701, median age 29) NUCLEAR

  • Denmark, "slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts" (43 thousand km2, pop. 5,500,510, median age 40) SANE

  • Gaza Strip, "slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC" (360 km2, pop. 1,551,859, median age 17) TEEN AGED MUTANT NINJA TURTLE
You may recall from your ancient history lessons that Iran is the bit more than Saddam Hussein could chew that forced him to resort to nerve gas to get off the battlefield alive, an experience that convinced the Ayatollahs they need the atomic bomb.

It had nothing to do with us. Thanks, Dick. Thanks a bunch.

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