posted on Sep, 24 2007 @ 02:13 AM
Oh man, that's just brilliant.
Don't know about his usual use of language, but it didn't detract from his point, so I guess not shocking to me.
Of course, when it comes to nukes, crazies and buttons, I have to point out the analogy of alcohol/tabacco and crystal meth. ie, that if A or T were
invented today they would be as illegal as ice, so just 'cause one nut has a red button at his convenience, doesn't mean they should all have one.
Sooner or later someone will actually want to use it.
(Was it Clive James who pointed out that for eight years the US had a President who was likely to hit the red button just to see if it brought room
but that op-ed, wonderful, an actual text-book use of irony...what he says applies to my country just as much...
"those Iranians need to learn slavish copycatting from professionals like us, when the PM is trailing in the polls he announces his intention to lead
the party to the next election and for all of the next term if elected without changing policy, now that's how you show tribute to true leaders"...