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U.S. Expected To Invade Iran Tomorrow:
Details available here.
bornyesterday (mail) (www):
Heh
7.20.2007 8:16pm
Fub:
This is a great opportunity to show a little hospitality and settle this whole dustup in a friendly fashion. Cheney should just invite Ali Khamenei over for a couple of beers and an afternoon of grouse hunting.
7.20.2007 8:41pm
W. Atpoi (mail):
You had me going there, Professor. Happy Friday. RBIII
7.20.2007 8:44pm
vinnie (mail):
I expected comment on deep insight into presidential thinking.
7.20.2007 8:55pm
A. Zarkov (mail):
I don't see why Bush needs to have "anesthesia." Is he some kind of wimp? Modern endoscopy has greatly reduced the need for the use of sedative. The usual practice is to use Versed (a variant of Valium) mixed with something like Demerol. When I had the procedure done a few years ago I asked them to lighten up on the Versed as I didn't want my memory of the procedure erased. As a result I got very little or no sedative, and I was fairly conscious during the procedure. I was able to get up almost immediately. I went about my normal business in about 15 minutes. The prep is much worse than the procedure. But I guess we wouldn't want the president to have to launch missiles while watching a movie of his bowel.
7.20.2007 9:23pm
Laura S.:

Modern endoscopy has greatly reduced the need for the use of sedative.

No. This is an example of how precedent can be harmful. The only prior use of this provision before Bush was by Reagan--for, you can guess, the same medical procedure.

This is a classic example of how customs and traditions form.
7.20.2007 10:15pm
SenatorX (mail):
Ok I chuckled.
7.20.2007 10:59pm
Lev:
Hey, what about Syria too.
7.20.2007 11:07pm
Anonymous Chicken:
Thank goodness Mr. Kerr didn't say that he would "declare" war tomarrow or I would have to scold him, as only Congress can do that. ;-)
7.20.2007 11:19pm
JB:
1) Don't give me a heart attack
2) Assuming we don't, why is this news?
7.20.2007 11:24pm
JB:
Seriously, though, it's time someone went to Iran like Nixon went to China. About the only reason I'd like McCain in the White House is he's the only candidate who could reasonably carry that off.
7.20.2007 11:25pm
Mike Keenan:
I didn't know Iran was located in that particular place.
7.20.2007 11:55pm
pmorem (mail):
Bah, this is not an invasion.

The President is going to have the Navy look for Iran, and if they find it, surgically remove it.
7.21.2007 12:17am
Lev:

The President is going to have the Navy look for Iran, and if they find it, surgically remove it.


Nah. The President will have the SEALs find the underwater pipelines that Iran uses to pump oil to and gasoline from tankers, after which said pipelines, valves and such, will have "operating problems."
7.21.2007 12:22am
Captain Spock (www):
There is an old Vulcan proverb: only Nixon could go to China.
7.21.2007 12:47am
Jay Myers:
I hope they remove his head from that location during the procedure.
7.21.2007 4:03am
Hoosier:
No. But Libby is going to receive a full pardon. And there're will be an executive order issued stating that Adam Clymer is a big time major league a-hole.
7.21.2007 6:11am
Gaius Marius:
Ceterum censeo, Persia delenda est!
7.21.2007 9:48am
LongSufferingRaidersFan (mail):
Would that it were so. Alas, the days of our greatness are well behind us now.
7.21.2007 12:13pm
Mike Keenan:
"Alas, the days of our greatness are well behind us now."

The US or the Raiders. If the Raiders, I completely agree.
7.21.2007 3:23pm
jonah gelbach:
I'm confused. Don't you have to be part of the Executive branch to have presidential powers?
7.21.2007 5:19pm
yes:
zing!
7.21.2007 6:10pm
therut:
You are wrong. We have already done that. Remember SCOTT RITTER said it was going to happen in June of '04 or was it '05??. Is he still the darling of lefty Universities? He was getting standing ovations on his indoctination speaking tours. The esteemed Mr. Wilson shared a stage with him at times.
7.22.2007 12:20am
Tony Tutins (mail):
I'm confused. Don't you have to be part of the Executive branch to have presidential powers?

Not as I recall; isn't House Speaker Nancy Pelosi next in line?
7.22.2007 1:33am