Sunday, February 04, 2007

I hate to have to scare everyone, just when we're feeling like perhaps the Bush Administration might have to confront lawmakers in both parties, all who've grown tired of foreign policy decisions reached by Ouija Board and men who as little prep-school snots got picked last during recess kickball games.

Yet, my pal Sean-Paul Kelley, editor of the Agonist, has a pretty scary account of the Bush Administration's current march to war in Iran (unlike many of the pajama-clad warriors in Bushland, Sean-Paul has actually been to Iran). A snippet:

The drumbeat for an attack on Iran is getting louder and louder.

Fears of Iranian economic dominance in Iraq are being stoked, although the story is already weeks, if not months old. We've also been told the Iranians are cooperating with the North Koreans in their bid for nuclear weapons. Never mind that the North Koreans use plutonium in their reactors and the Iranians use uranium. Ooops.
Read the whole thing. You'll inevitably think one thing to yourself.

Here we go again.


At 11:55 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

I've thought that for quite a while. They're just gonna claim Iran did something, or provoke them, then go on in and bomb the shit outta whatever they want.

The major tell tale point? (IMH0)
How they are personalizing all Iran behind Ameninijad (sp?). F**k the people who are in the majority on our side, it's allllll about that wacky Jew-hater!! Even after the last election where his power was diminished. Put up a boogeyman to focus the US hate on, then gung ho!

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

You got it paddy. What this piece I linked to says, which is the key, is that Bush's interests are now divergent with those of the country (if they ever were at all aligned).

He needs war with Iran to deflect from Iraq. We need war with Iran like we need a mushroom cloud. A worrisome set of developments...

At 1:50 PM, Blogger basheert said...

Cliff, I've been predicting he is going to bomb Iran prior to leaving office because that is what DarthCheney wanted from Day 1.
It's been in the pipeline although I don't think they figured this much opposition from pretty much everyone and know they are having difficulty coming up with info that will gin up the Iran confrontation. They can't find any proof Iran is there mixing things up in Iraq and have postponed releasing that information because it isn't definitive.
Since we can't actually do anything about these yahoos or their supporters, I don't know what the answer is.
I do believe you will see the biggest Democratic sweep in 2008 ever, especially if things are as mired in mud as they are now.
Playing WarGames with our troops and not arming them sufficiently just to prove you're a man seems a bit mental to me.
But then again, Bush's insanity and Cheney's weirdness have been apparent to a lot of us for a very long time.
This is a sick dangerous group of dysfunctional sociopaths.
Keep your heads down for the next year plus.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I predict if Bush bombs Iran, he'll be facing impeachment charges, along with Darth Cheney.

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

Welcome basheert (I don't think I have seen you comment here before) and thanks for the comment. I agree with that analysis.

The scary thing is this is the nightmare scenario in any democracy. We allowed men possessing a very serious case of anti-social disorder gain control of an unbelievable arsenal.

With little help from the media, what Congress can do, I don't know. They can invent a pretext for war, as they are working on right now. Although, mary ellen also may be correct. If he does do this, I do think the impeachment bell for both of these kleptocrats will start ringing.

But so will terrorist bombs throughout the world (including here) against innocent American citizens (not to mention the innocent citizens in Iran who may hate their government, and still pay the ultimate price)...

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

If the Democrats in Congress don't do something RIGHT NOW, while they still can then they will be questioned too.

Everyone is comfortable with Bush being mad enough to carry out this treat. The new Congress was brought in to reign George in. They need to respond.

At 6:58 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

What also concerns me is how many pundits and politicians have publicly and casually dismissed the idea that Bush will attack Iran. What could they have possibly missed in the obvious parallel to his lead-up to the Iraq fiasco? And why else would there be TWO ships over there ready to go?

I forgot who, but someone who had some credibility, said that if they send the Nimitz, it's a done deal. And they expect that they will, by April, I think it was.

Sorry about being so fuzzy on the info, but the gist of it was scary as hell...along with everything else mentioned here.

And I also agree about impeachment. I've been hearing the I Word come into serious conversations much more often now, and without the usual cringe factor.


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