Sunday, October 07, 2007

Slithering Over the Brink . . .

There's a line in an otherwise decent book on WWI that I've always found rather amusingly odd. The author sums up the road to WWI as "slithering over the brink into the boiling cauldron of war." I was thinking of that while reading Bucky's post on Patraeus' views on Iran. In a NPR interview, Iraq's National Security Advisory, Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie agreed that Iran is meddling in Iraq. But his view of how to handle the situation differs greatly from those in the Bush administration. He advised dialog between the US & Iran, arguing quite logically that attacking Iran would be a fatal mistake and draw the entire region into instability.

Will we listen? Or will Bush & Co., continue to push the middle-east even further over that brink?

I thought I'd take a moment to share some of the cartoons around the net on this topic.


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

whoa! if ever there was a candidate for the new yorker's old column-ending heading, "BLOCK THAT METAPHOR!," it was that whopper from the Great War book.

10:43 PM  
Blogger LaPopessa said...

The source is that lovely old Brit, Lloyd George - and the full quote was "The nations slithered over the brink into the boiling cauldron of war without any trace of apprehension or dismay."

George certainly torture the metaphor until it squealed, didn't he.

10:01 AM  
Blogger libhom said...

I dread what will happen to our troops in Iraq if Bush bombs Iran. I also dread what will happen to our economy if the price of oil goes to $150 per barrel.

12:27 PM  

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