February 12, 2007

If Iran a Post Office as Badly as Iran the Government, I'd Have Been Run Out of Town

U.S. officials have been giving a PowerPoint presentation to diplomats and journalists, alleging that Iranian weapons are killing U.S. troops in Iraq. The U.S. presenters won't publicly identify themselves, presumably because they are afraid that they will end up with their reputations sullied like that of Colin Powell after his now-infamous February 2003 U.N. presentation of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

By focusing on Iran's alleged involvement in Iraq, George Bush and Dick Cheney appear to be trying to lay the groundwork for a U.S. attack on Iran by bootstrapping the authorization Congress gave Bush in October 2002 to use military force against Iraq, without requesting new authorization from Congress specific to Iran. The reason? Given all the lies and manipulation of intelligence that has been exposed regarding the Bush and Cheney rush to war in Iraq, Congress might not give Bush a similar authorization against Iran, at least not without some very harsh statements about the Bush/Cheney record.

What I find most curious about this Iranian-weapons-in-Iraq effort is, how many of Iran's weapons that are supposedly killing U.S. soldiers were supplied by the United States during Ronald Reagan's arms-for-hostages debacle in the late 1980s? For that matter, how many of the Iraqi weapons used by Saddam Hussein's army, and now by the Iraqi insurgents, to kill U.S. troops were supplied by Ronald Reagan and his Vice President, George H.W. Bush, when they gave weapons and weapons technology to Saddam in the late 1980s?

Why is it that Republican presidents sell weapons to bad guys, and then, twenty years later, other Republican presidents go to war against those same bad guys? If we're supposed to attack those who supply the weapons to the people killing U.S. soldiers, does that mean we need to launch the next attack against the U.S.?

It's all pretty absurd, and makes one wonder if some people in the U.S. power elite have an interest in creating and maintaining a perpetual state of war.


At 3:43 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

I figured before the current administration was over, they would come up with yet another reason to have yet another war. Let's go for 3, right? As if we aren't deep enough in shit now?


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