Friday, September 15, 2006

Today's Cartoon: US Report on Iran Called "Outrageous and Dishonest" by United Nations

Wow! 200 cartoons later and still the world doesn't make any more sense to me. Hopefully I will have it all figured out by the time it hit 300 ;) Thanks again to everyone for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the 'toons and will continue to make me part of your work week, school week or hedonistic hiatus from both :)

Well, it looks like the United States is not going to get its war with Iran, at least not without a fight from the United Nations. If the International Atomic Energy Committee (IAEA) thought that the U.S. had "credibility issues" before, over its claims that Iraq had WMDs, then a recent congressional commitees report on Iran's nuclear program must seem like déjà vu all over again.

Apparently the report is being accused of distorting what the IAEA has learned about Iran's nuclear activities by exaggerating their findings to create the impression that Iran's nuclear program is far more advanced then it actually is; thus making Iran much more of a threat to the United States than they actually are.

You know, I can understand why the Bush Administrations would want to invade Iran. After all, they've already created a huge ugly mess in both Iraq and Afghanistan; and with Iran sitting pretty in between, it just makes the other two look even worse. At least if there was a war in Iran, instead of worrying about the other two quagmires in the Middle East, all the United States would have to worry about was just one... ENORMOUS quagmire; which if you can spin it the right way could actually sound a lot like progress, even though it's just about the furthest thing from it ;)

You see, the Middle East has sort of become like a big ol' game of "Hollywood Squares", or in this case "Terrorist Squares". For its first move, the United States placed its "X" on the right side of the board, in Osama Bin Laden's box (which was actually a cave!). Next, the United Nations tried to put its "O" on the left side of the board, but the United States claimed that they were taking too long, so they snuck an "X" in Saddam Hussein's box (which was actually a spider hole!) instead. Now it's America's turn again and this time they've got their eyes on the center square; except the UN feels cheated over losing its turn in Iraq, so they are doing everything in their power to ensure that their "O" gets placed in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's box (which is actually a nuclear power plant!) so they can block the United States from winning the game and turning the whole region into an irreversible clusterf*ck in the process.

Hmm... It would appear that the United Nations have learned some valuable lessons since the invasion of Iraq, such as... "Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me... We can't get fooled again!" ;)

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Blogger MikeFitz said...

200 cartoons! Wow, well done!

Will the world make more sense when you hit 300? No, I fear George W will still be in the White House at that time.

6:13 p.m.  

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