Saturday, June 10, 2006

The "New Strategic Triad": Bush gets ready for the 4th of July!

My friend Carol just e-mailed me regarding a project that Bush and Rummy have been diligently working on for the last six years -- ever since they finally got their hands on America's war toys. Bush and Rummy now OWN the key to the Pentagon's Toys R Us and, believe me, they use it. A lot.

Under the guidance of a man who spent his childhood blowing up frogs with firecrackers, military planners have invented something called the "New Strategic Triad". It's like Shock and Awe on steroids. First you bomb someplace to smithereens. Then you hit them with nuclear bombs. Or, even better, do both at the same time.

I e-mailed Carol back immediately. "You're joking, right?" She was NOT joking. Our President [sic] is getting ready for the Fourth of July bigtime. And bombing Iran is just the warm-up act. Apparently, the "New Strategic Triad" was designed with China and Russia in mind.

According to a member of the U.S. Army War College, "Although the new triad could improve deterrence, the addition of non-nuclear global strike weapons has the potential to blur the line between conventional and nuclear war and to degrade crisis stability."

Degrade crisis stability? Yikes!

As a patriotic American, now I'm all confused. Should I be happy for GWB -- that he is finally in a position to live out his childhood fantasies? Or should I be concerned that allowing our George to play with cherry bombs is a BAD idea because he is too young to be allowed near matches and will probably end up blowing up our back yard?

In either case, happy Fourth of July.