Bush League War Drums Beating Louder on Iran

It is as though I’m back as an analyst at the CIA, trying to estimate the chances of an attack on Iran. The putative attacker, though, happens to be our own president.

by Ray McGovern

Published in: on August 23, 2007 at 10:31 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/v-print/story/19149.html
    Posted on Wed, Aug. 22, 2007
    Commentary: Bush’s rationale for Iraq war keeps changing
    Joseph L. Galloway | McClatchy Newspapers
    last updated: August 23, 2007 02:21:30 PM

    Year-by-year, month-by-month, now even day-to-day, we’re treated to a different rationale for the Iraq war from a different President George W. Bush. In the beginning, the reasons for invading Iraq and toppling the dictator Saddam Hussein were his possession of weapons of mass destruction, his nuclear weapons program and his links to the real al Qaida. When no evidence of the truth of any of those reasons could be found after a year and millions spent in a desperate, failed search, the rationale became the installation of a freely elected democratic government in Baghdad.

    For the best part of a year, the Bush administration denied that a homegrown insurgency had taken root in Iraq. In their view, it was just a collection of Baath Party “dead-enders” and foreign jihadists who were killing Americans.

  2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,2154380,00.html
    Army gets new ‘enhanced blast’ weapon to fight Taliban
    Richard Norton-Taylor
    Thursday August 23, 2007
    The Guardian

    British soldiers in Afghanistan are being supplied with a new “super weapon” to attack Taliban fighters more effectively, defence officials said yesterday. The “enhanced blast” weapon is based on thermobaric technology used in the powerful bombs dropped by the Russians to obliterate Grozny, the Chechen capital, and in US “bunker busters”.
    Defence officials insisted yesterday that the British bombs were different. “They are optimised to create blast [rather than heat]”, one said, adding that it would be misleading to call them “thermobaric”.
    So-called thermobaric weapons have been used by the US against suspected al-Qaida and Taliban underground bases. Combined heat and pressure kill people over a wide area by sucking the air out of lungs and destroying internal organs.

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