a nuclear weapon that only wipes out Republican voters

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I’m starting to worry about Pakistan.  The security situation there has deteriorated significantly in the last couple of months.  Yes, the Taliban are on the move in the tribal areas to the west.  The country has a new, West-leaning president, Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of Benazir Buttho.  Clearly he is in it over his head.  On BBC they asked about his credentials and a local commentator said “until six months ago he was mainly known as a polo player.”

Today’s New York Times reveals that George Bush has given a secret go-ahead for American military strikes into Pakistani territory.  This is surely the best way to make sure that the new president is toppled.  What comes after him is everyone’s guess, but it’s surely bad news if it’s someone radical and militant.

If that comes to pass, we would — as a result of the Republican mismanagement of foreign policy and seven years after 9/11 — have a radical, militant, Muslim regime with access to their own nuclear weapons.  I wonder what they will do with them?  Of course they can be used to blackmail various neighboring countries, but surely they could also be used in more far-flung attacks.  America comes to mind …

This is what happens when fools and ideologues are in charge of the world.  The upcoming American election presents an opportunity to get rid of a lot of fools and ideologues.  If Americans let themselves be mislead by Palin nonsense and McCain ads, and don’t seize this opportunity, it’s difficult to say that they don’t get what they deserve.

No, no, that’s not fair.  All the wonderful Americans who vote for Obama and for sanity, don’t deserve this.  I wish there were nuclear weapons that only wiped out Republican voters.

This, btw, is a very good piece: Jonathan Freedland, “The World’s Verdict Will Be Harsh If It Rejects the Man in Yearns For.”

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