June 23, 2003


Mark Steyn on Iran:

It's mullah time! The question now is whether Iran's ayatollahs and the original ''Islamic republic'' can survive the summer, or whether President Bush will mark the second anniversary of Sept. 11 with two-thirds of his axis of evil consigned to the trash can of history.

That would be a remarkable achievement, by any measure save that of Democratic presidential candidates such as John Kerry, who seems to be running as the French foreign minister (a niche market of limited appeal even among Dem primary voters, one would think). Senator Kerry will continue to insist it's all a disaster and possibly a cover-up, too. But over in North Korea, the third member of the axis will get the picture. For one thing, it's hard to be an effective axis when there's just one of you.

Damn straight. North Korea would be a mere axle stub.

(Via the super-speedy MidEast Politics News Digest.)

Posted by Tim Blair at June 23, 2003 02:33 AM

What's to be done? I suggest hydra-headed rockets down the chimneys and through the windows of every nuclear facility in Iran. NOW!

To paraphrase Vulfovitz, they sail on a sea of oil. There's only ONE reason they want nuclear power and it's not to run the electricity so they can pick up the comic who plays the "mad mullah" on NITV.

[2:30AM? Sheesh, when do you sleep or has a recreational drug of interest escaped my notice?]

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at June 23, 2003 at 03:43 AM

"For one thing, it's hard to be an effective axis when there's just one of you."
It's also hard to be an effective axis when you're not actually an axis. Iran and Iraq hate each other, and North Korea's never had much to do with either. There was never an axis. Also, hooray for a democratic revolution in Iran, if it happens.

Posted by: adam at June 23, 2003 at 03:59 AM

That'll be ten US dollars, adam.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 23, 2003 at 04:42 AM

U$10 for what?

Posted by: adam at June 23, 2003 at 08:28 AM

From what I've read, the students tend to protest before summer, then everything dies down.

Posted by: Robert at June 23, 2003 at 11:34 AM

I want to know where all the money to pay for empire is going to come from, given that there's just been a tax cut.

You can cheer all you want, but someone has to pay for all this blood and thunder.

Posted by: Bon Scott at June 23, 2003 at 01:11 PM

We're going to knock over a couple of liquor stores.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 23, 2003 at 02:10 PM

Newly appointed Viceroy of Iraq, Carroll Shelby, will be be paid tribute for every spice shipment to pay for the thunderblood, Bon. Plus, he'll develop some bitchin' new Ford race cars! Thunder and blood...on the track! Yee-ha!

Posted by: Dylan at June 23, 2003 at 02:23 PM