Shrub Watch
January 31, 2002
Hey, I don't remember giving

Hey, I don't remember giving Bush the go ahead to start World War III. Do you?

Will somebody please explain to the President that this "war" is over (in the sense that we have neutralized the threat and reduced the possibility of the same thing happening again) and that we can't just keep blowing up the Middle East until we've found Bin Laden?

Time for Plan B, C or D guys.

I'll give you a hint: Keep on going down the list until the possibility of destroying all life on the planet isn't one of the potential outcomes.

Check out:
Iran honored to be targeted by US - 'most hated Satan',
by Afshin Valinejad (AP) for the Jerusalem Post.

Khamenei was one of several Iranian officials, including the president and foreign minister, who have condemned Bush's characterization of Iran as part of an "axis of evil" during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The reaction went beyond words. State radio reported that Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi had canceled plans to attend the 32nd annual World Economic Forum in New York, which opens today.

The cancellation, the radio said late last night, was to protest America's stand toward Iran and the "humiliating" attitude of the US State Department in issuing visas for the Iranian delegation. It did not elaborate.

President Mohammad Khatami said Bush "spoke arrogantly, humiliatingly, aggressively and in an interfering way - and worse than anything, it is an insult to the Iranian nation." The president spoke during a Cabinet session last night, according to state-run television and radio.

"We are supporters of peace, a peace based on justice for humanity," Khatami said.

Kharrazi said the accusations were intended to divert world attention from Israeli violence against Palestinians and reveals US global ambitions.

"With these arrogant statements, the American government has further unveiled its true image as a hegemonic power that wants to dominate the whole world through force," Kharrazi told the Islamic Republic News Agency.

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