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Day 65: Macresarf1's Year of the Apocalypse 2012 -- Drums of War

This evening, I watched an extraordinary political event.  After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu's address to  American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Republican Minority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) delivered a pledge to the group that he would introduce in the Senate a resolution that, should Iran produce weapons grade nuclear material or an atomic weapon, the United States would reply with "overwhelming force." In effect, the Republican Party, if Senator McConnell makes good on his promise, is opting to lead America to war on a suppositon.  I can't think of a similar precedent in our modern history.  

    Even by uttering this incredible idea, McConnell is raising the stakes in a dangerous game, which has been going on for decades now.  No responsible faction of the American electorate would allow Israel to be overwhelmed, but I doubt that Americans are prepared for the consequences of a war with Iran.  One word comes to mind to describe such a course of action: Madness.

   April may indeed be the cruelest month in our history, displacing November, and Senator McConnell's speech is its harbinger.

   The Apocalypse's charm has just been wound anew.

  Macresarf1 would write no more this day.