Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wanted: another Pearl Harbor moment

Cheney is planning to attack Iran and needs a reason.

Juan Cole:
Barnett Rubin relays a message from a well-connected friend in Washington on the Cheney Administration's plans to roll out a military confrontation with Iran in September. He writes at the Global Affairs blog:

" My friend had spoken to someone in one of the leading neo-conservative institutions. He summarized what he was told this way:

They [the source's institution] have "instructions" (yes, that was the word used) from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day; it will be coordinated with the American Enterprise Institute, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, Fox, and the usual suspects. It will be heavy sustained assault on the airwaves, designed to knock public sentiment into a position from which a war can be maintained. Evidently they don't think they'll ever get majority support for this--they want something like 35-40 percent support, which in their book is "plenty."

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mapaghimagsik said...


I was going to add something funny here, but can't think of anything.

Not sure how we're going to maintain this many conflicts without a draft.

ellroon said...

We aren't going to have a draft. They're going to use nukes.

All we can do is pray the Canadians invade or something...

Steve Bates said...

Scary stuff. The Bushists and the neocons don't perceive America as a nation of people; all they see is a vehicle for the pursuit of their ideological obsessions. And those obsessions are full-blown batshit crazy, because those ideologues have no rational sense of cause and effect. Heaven help us all. (Canada help us all? At the moment, Canada seems like heaven to me...)

ellroon said...

Steve, I still am boggled by the amount of people wiggling out of the woodwork to destroy our Constitution. There must be something in the human psyche that yearns for the 'Big Chief', the Big Daddy who will lead us if we'd only shut up and follow.

These people cannot have read the same history textbooks I read, nor watched the same documentaries, nor the same tv war shows....

They don't know anything about the Nazis, the McCarthy era, Watergate. Or else, and worse, they have read and understood history, and still want to push the Neocon agenda...

Who knew we would have to repeat this history again?