Re: Goodbye to All That Green
Your understanding of Strangelove seems fairly pedestrian to me. The film, on one level, was about the self-fulfilling nature of making your enemy out to be scarier than they are. We have a plot where the U.S., because of its paranoia over a sneak attack, develops Plan R which allows a single general to launch a nuclear attack. This happens while a paranoid Soviet Union develops a doomsday device because they are paranoid of a U.S. sneak attack. I could go on but I'll keep it basic. Perhaps you see the parallels.
And as for the 100 years point, you said something about Iran planting 10 secret nuclear bombs in U.S. city. That is impossible for us, let alone Iran. A basic understanding of nuclear weapon technology tells you this. Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon within 10 years and becomes sudden partners with bin Laden (both have an order of probability of about 1%), they still would be no threat to the U.S. because their weapons would be crude. And if you ignore all this, you'd have to also ignore that the Iranian regime would have to be suicidal of which the order of probability approaches .000001%.
Of course Conservatives aren't all this dumb so I'm pretty sure most of you support this fear-mongering because you see a political advantage in it. Good for you.