Predator Claims He is Prey

We’ll be deliberate; yet, time is not on our side. I will not wait on events while dangers gather. I will not stand by as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world’s most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world’s most destructive weapons.

~ George W. Bush (1946-07-06 age:71) in his 2002-01-19 SOTU (State Of The Union) speech transcript

Imagine being the leader of Iraq, Iran or North Korea hearing this speech. You have just been falsely accused of having nukes. You would take his words to mean the USA intended to invade and perhaps use nukes. What could your nation do to deter that? I can’t think of anything short of nukes. So I think the US has to take some responsibility for the mess we are now in with its sabre rattling. It never occurred to Bush that he was irresponsibly waving a giant nuclear club himself.