Help me out here, guys. I can’t decide which one of the following quotes is more wildly irresponsible. First up, we’ve got VP hopeful and and adult contemporary virtuoso Evan Bayh explaining why Iran is the most dangerous thing ever.
You just hope that we haven’t soured an entire generation on the necessity, from time to time, of using force because Iraq has been such a debacle. That would be tragic, because Iran is a grave threat. They’re everything we thought Iraq was but wasn’t. They are seeking nuclear weapons, they do support terrorists, they have threatened to destroy Israel, and they’ve threatened us, too.
Here’s what’s scary about that: Evan Bayh was co-chair for the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, so is it unreasonable to suggest that if he supported invading Iraq and Iran = Iraq (but for real this time), then maybe, just maybe, that’s a place he’d like to invade as well?
If anything, this shows that Bayh for VP would be a shrewd choice. So far, Obama’s made a pretty strong coalition out of the sane and the slightly deranged, but where he’s weak is in support from the completely batshit crazy people. Picking a running mate who’s in favor of invading not just one but several countries for terrible reasons would be a good way to shore up support with that key demographic.
On the other hand, at least invading Iran would be a slightly less suicidal move than going to war with Russia. The one thing that stops John McCain from winning the crazy contest this time around is that he manages to restrain his tumescent bloodlust just short of actually advocating a military conflict.