Via Matt comes this gem.
Given Cliff and Stanley’s aptly alarming posts, and the other news that Iran is talking about sharing its nascent nuke know-how with Sudan (where bin Laden just told all the jihadists they should head in last week’s tape), I have a simple question I’d love to hear Congress answer:
Can the United States afford to take any action against Iran if our southern border is not secure?
The retaliation we most have to worry about is a nuclear attack against our homeland.
The easiest way to get a nuke into the United States may well be the southern border. (The ports may be equally easy or a close second, I acknowledge.)
Andy has managed the feat of suggesting, first, that Iran already has nukes, an opinion not shared by any significant expert on nuclear weapons. He then manages to use the specter of Iranian nuclear weapons to justify what would be, essentially, the construction of a wall between the US and Mexico.
It’s not important here to note that it would be easier for Iran to sneak a nuke into the US through a container ship, or on a yacht, or, for crying out loud, through the longer and less well defended border with Canada. This is high wingnuttery, and ought to be recognized as an achievement unto itself. In honor of Andy, I’m initiating a new contest: The Wingnutty Meld.
The object of the Wingnutty Meld is to connect, through the most strained logic possible, two or more absurd wingnut concepts with one another. Bonus points if you can provide an example of a wingnut making the argument you identify. Best answer gets a LGM certificate of championship-ness.
Can the United States afford to stay in the United Nations if the menace of gay marriage remains alive in Massachusetts?
Can the United States afford to take any action against Iran while we still have progressive taxation?
UPDATE: This, from Chris, is excellent, but entries are still being accepted:
Can we continue to have public schools if they lead to all this multiculturalism, teenage sex, the attack on public displays of religion, sympathy for the homosexual agenda, and increased property taxes, which are dangerous without the adoption of the gold standard, which places us at risk economically and militarily with China’s stockpiling of gold, and since China is connected to North Korea, which is part of the Axis of Evil with Iran, which will use our southern borders to smuggle in a dirty bomb, public schools cannot be allowed to continue to exist unless we have a wall keeping illegal immigrants from Mexico out of the United States.