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Thursday, March 09, 2006

So when are we going to invade Iran?

From Intel Dump:

And, incredibly, Bush was re-elected based on the impression that he was better at national security. War with Iran is now increasingly likely, and war with Iran risks the very survival of our republic. All because 19 guys with box-cutters flew some planes into some buildings, and people who have never known fear got scared.


Well here we are, 3 years later with a fresh new war for BushCo to frighten people into voting Republican in the mid-term elections. It's interesting that those of us who opposed the Iraq war from the beginning were implicated as racists who didn't believe Iraq could achieve democracy. Even though last time I checked, it's people who think they can benevolently bestow democracy on other cultures they don't even understand who are probably racist, or at the very least completely ignorant.

If we were to begin a war of choice 3 years ago it would have made much more sense to support the once rising pro-US youth of Iran, but no doubt Bush has shredded whatever respect Iranian reformers had for the United States. If only Iran had Iraq's oil reserves, we'd probably be there already, but heaven forbid they develop nuclear power to you know, power hospitals and schools and stuff, Bush just can't allow that!

3 Comments:

  • At 7:22 AM, Anonymous The Man said…

    Are you people following the news? Have you all been keeping up with the internal struggle progressives in Iran have been up against the last ten years in dealing with the mullahs? The last three? Why does Iran need militarily enriched uranium and not the lower level unranium common in civilian plants? Don't be partisan about this. Just realize it is an issue that needs to be dealt with. Btw, Hillary is beating the drum louder than Rs on this issue so what does that tell you? Please discuss.

     
  • At 5:18 PM, Blogger DailyProse said…

    It is scary. I wish we had done a better job of supporting the progressive Iranians than invading Iraq which has probably undermined them if anything. As for "following the news" it's hard to trust the news after it so faithfully spewed US/UK rhetoric about Iraq WMDs.

     
  • At 10:05 AM, Anonymous The Man said…

    Helpful hint. You don't need to read US/UK editions of news. There are plenty of other countries that print English versions of their news stories so you can see what others are saying. Our invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with the actions that the mullahs have been taking. Opposition (such as they are) parties in Iran were agitating for political reform that would end up marginalizing the mullahs. Well, they couldn't have that, and what self respecting group of authoritarians would give up power so easily? I know, eliminate their ability to even be on the ballot. That takes care of that.

     

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