Monday, July 24, 2006

Gettin' it on

Well, this is a bit of a stunner. Despite my previous item, I really was hoping the collective efforts of Russia, China and the EU could stop this. But if the Bush administration is one thing, it is that they are a determined band of zealous warmongers:
UK Govt Sources Confirm War With Iran Is On

In the last few days, I learned from a credible and informed source that a former senior Labour government Minister, who continues to be well-connected to British military and security officials, confirms that Britain and the United States

"... will go to war with Iran before the end of the year."

As we now know from similar reporting prior to the invasion of Iraq, it's quite possible that the war planning may indeed change repeatedly, and the war may again be postponed. In any case, it's worth noting that the information from a former Labour Minister corroborates expert analyses suggesting that Israel, with US and British support, is deliberately escalating the cycle of retaliation to legitimize the imminent targeting of Iran before year's end. Let us remind ourselves, for instance, of US Vice President Cheney's assertions recorded on MSNBC over a year ago. He described Iran as being "right at the top of the list" of "rogue states". He continued: "One of the concerns people have is that Israel might do it without being asked... Given the fact that Iran has a stated policy that their objective is the destruction of Israel, the Israelis might well decide to act first, and let the rest of the world worry about cleaning up the diplomatic mess afterwards."
Ahh, I see. Cheney is expecting Israel employ the old seek forgiveness not permission ploy. Now don't tell me you aren't a little suspicious about the timing of all this, too.

I'm hoping this is another "Rove Indicted" story. Only this time, it would be a good thing.


Blogger Kel said...

Dear God, it's like your every worst fear being realised.

Just as Iraq collapses they propose invading another Middle Eastern country.

He will be remembered as THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER.

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