It is our American Halloween week where we spend $5 billion for holiday fun and we culturally play with the spooky, like the cover of the New Yorker, out this week at right. For us, it is a week of tricks (?), like today's NYT article by Maureen Dowd of a conversation between Tim Russert and Dick Cheney:
RUSSERT: How close are we to war with Iran?
CHENEY: Well, I think we are in the final stages of diplomacy, obviously. We have done virtually everything we can with respect to carrots, if you will. It’s time for squash. Not to mention mushrooms, clouds of them.
Sen. Dodd said today on Meet the Press that the Iran war rhetoric has stepped up. (for real). "The administration clearly is on a drumbeat here, given the Cheney speeches... Clearly this administration is moving in that direction, towards military action against Iran. ... And I believe we’re getting precariously close to that happening."
Was Bush's WWIII comment a trick or a faux-pas?
Maybe this is the play way we deal with the dead, the evil, the scary, the spooky. Boo!