April 14, 2006

Getting Rid of Evil Doers

Posted in International Politics, Iran at 8:21 pm by greatparanoiac

check list.jpgIf you haven’t already seen Seymour Hersh’s article “The Iran Plans” in the upcoming issue of the New Yorker, it’s an interesting but disturbing read. Hopefully you can open the link to print. Hersh writes:

“The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack.”

Maybe I'm being a bit paranoid…maybe not…but there's a lot of similarity with what Seymour reported and what Joseph Cirincione, a director for non-proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, wrote in the March issue of Foreign Policy magazine on the parallels between Iran and Iraq. Three years after misleading its country into a war in search for WMD, the administration may be ready to have another crack at it. In “Fool Me Twice,” Cirincione says:

“Nothing is clear, yet. For months, I have told interviewers that no senior political or military official was seriously considering a military attack on Iran. In the last few weeks, I have changed my view. In part, this shift was triggered by colleagues with close ties to the Pentagon and the executive branch who have convinced me that some senior officials have already made up their minds: They want to hit Iran.”

This should keep Iraq out of the headlines for a few days….while the neocons work on their plans to continue spreading democracy in the Middle East…

Here's the rest of Bush's To-Do List. It's a bit old, but still good for a few laughs.


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