It is a tragedy what is happening, what Bush is doing in Iraq. What I am condemning is that one power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust.
-- Nelson Mandela, 2003
And now Bush is drumming up support for war against Iran. I suggest we all get our affairs in order and prepare for the worst. Here's what one reader on Smirking Chimp thinks will happen:
A war with Iran would be a worldwide calamity. A catastrophe of the worst kind.
From the start it would immediately disrupt the worldwide oil supply. Merely on a psychological basis the price of a barrell of oil could jump to well over $100 a barrell and well over $6 a gallon. It would basically shut down our economy and it would be worse that the other two oil disruption of the 70's when we had gas lines of a half mile long, no driving on Sundays, a run on gas cans, siphoning gas as a routine crime, and the odd/even license plate number system to determine when you could buy gas.
Many businesses would just shut down. Delivery costs would skyrocket. Heating costs coupled with across the board inflation would send millions into bankruptcy (which is now not available to many thanks to Bush) and home foreclosures would become common as many families just had to move in with each other in order to survive financially.
The pharmceutical and health insurance companies would jump on the price gouging wagon and rasie their prices to astonomical rates making health insurance almost unaffordable to all but the most wealthy (and the most healthy) which is just the way the insurance company wants it. Bush would probably award a no-bid, non negotioation program for medications to placate the masses of the ignorant and to shore up the drug industry profits.
The automobile industry would collapse. $35,000 SUV's would become dinosaurs, overnight.
Like in the 70's, wood burning stoves, bicycles, mo-peds, solar energy panels, would take off in popularity.
Bush might just bring us to the brink of war with Communist China over who gets the scare oil supplies and also to divert the attention of the American people from his failures and to whip up a patriotic frenzy of his conservative base hoping to bring along with it much of the sheeple.
Yes, Iran, with its population of 57 million, with all its oil, and with its ties to Europe and China would be about the most iditotic thing Bush could ever do. Of course, who knows what goes on inside the brain of an idiot.
Bush obviously thought Iraq was going to be a piece of cake, like his Daddy's original Desert Storm.
A war with Iran would in all liklihood have to be a war with Syria too, and then with Lebanon, and of course a civil uprising in Gaza and the West Bank and a possible overthrow of the Government of Pakistan with its nuclear weapons which we would have to attack almost immediately, for fear of them falling into the hands of an unfriendly, terrorist sympathizing Pakistani government.
A hostile Pakistani Government could unleash its nuclear missles on India in order to take back Kashmire. China would get involved and use the opportunity to finally attack Taiwan. By this time Bush wouldnt be able to hide out in Crawford and the moronic boy wonder would lash out in all directions with illogical military decisions and we will have World War III.
I'm hard pressed to argue with any of this. I dearly hope none of this happens. But I think it is likely that a lot of it will happen.