CONFUSION….I think I’ll join Jeanne d’Arc as a fellow Los Angeles Times reader who really doesn’t know what to think anymore:

  • France and Germany are vile appeasers for not supporting war with Iraq right this second.

  • But the next day Bush and Blair agree that maybe we should give the inspectors a few more weeks.

  • Then again, Americans should prepare for war.

  • On the other hand, the State of the Union address will not be a declaration of war.

  • But if we do go to war, we might need to use nukes.

  • Because we know where Iraq’s WMDs are hidden: deep underground where only nukes can get to them

  • But we’re not going to tell the inspectors about this, it’s our little secret.

  • While in other news around the world, the tough talk has vanished against North Korea and now “all of the options are on the table.”

What the fuck is going on around here?

UPDATE: Kevin Batcho at Beyond the Wasteland thinks he can explain all this. I have a minor quibble or two with his analysis, but overall it sounds pretty reasonable. (Permalinks aren’t working, so scroll to “Checkmate in the Gulf.”)

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