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The possibility of a US attack on Iran has been buzzing loudly for weeks now. It reminds me of the buildup to the Iraq war, where we all were resigned to it as an inevitability. This time, to me, it all feels like smoke and mirrors. Is there any there there? And is there enough of our military to go around?
It's almost as if Bush feels that his Presidency hasn't been a spectacular enough failure, and he needs to put a cherry on top. Geez, I hope this isn't true.
The New York Sun, a reliable neoconservative outlet that has advocated for a Dick Cheney presidential campaign, declares today: “Attack on Iran Said To Be Imminent.” The article’s lead states:
In a sign that U.N. Security Council-based diplomacy is losing steam, a number
of sources are reporting that a military strike against Iran’s nuclear
facilities may be imminent. France and America also are pushing for tighter
economic sanctions against Tehran, without U.N. approval. Yesterday’s edition of Le Canard Enchaîné, a French weekly known for its investigative journalism, reported details of an alleged Israeli-American plan to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. The frontpage headline read: “A report sent to the Elysée — Putin tells Tehran: They’re going to bomb you!”
Ironically, the right-wing clamor for war is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. . .
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