Thursday, August 30, 2007

There and Back Again

Ray McGovern offers some analysis of Bush’s recent speech.

It’s not about putative Iranian “weapons of mass destruction” — not even ostensibly. It is about the requirement for a scapegoat for U.S. reverses in Iraq, and the felt need to create a casus belli by provoking Iran in such a way as to “justify” armed retaliation — perhaps extending to an attempt to destroy its nuclear-related facilities.

I believe that is fairly close to the mark but I would just add that the plan has always been about complete domination of the Middle – East with permanent military bases in Iraq as a first step to reaching this crazy goal.

It is pointless to spin your wheels over the question of Iran developing nuclear weapons because basically so what? If the Iranians feel the need to develop a deterrent to the armed nuclear camp that surrounds them what of it? And the fact is that Iran’s nuclear program has nothing at all to do with the impending attack by American forces.

In my view, air strikes on Iran are inevitable, unless grassroots America can arrange a backbone transplant for Congress.

The House needs to begin impeachment proceedings without delay. These, in turn, could possibly give our senior military leaders second thoughts about unleashing the dogs of wider war.

Yes, congress should impeach Bush as well as Cheney but that is not going to happen. The reason being that most in Congress fully support an invasion of Iran it is part of the American exceptionalism that pervades their world view. So unless something remarkable occurs I would say expect the worst.

If you oppose violence, if you are horrified by over one million deaths in Iraq, if you are horrified at the prospect of expanding the murder to Iran then stop supporting the democrats because every action taken by them to date has done nothing but implement and aid Bush in his race for conquest. There is no hope from that quarter.