Saturday, April 08, 2006

Iran Invasion Watch #2

Bush moves ever closer to attacking Iran, but this is the first mention I've seen of nuclear bombs. Bush has said he might use tactical nuclear weapons in the future and planning for an attack of Iran has been reality for some time. But this is the first time those two things have been linked.
The administration of President George W. Bush is planning a massive bombing campaign against Iran, including use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs to destroy a key Iranian suspected nuclear weapons facility, The New Yorker magazine has reported in its April 17 issue.

The article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh said that Bush and others in the White House have come to view Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a potential Adolf Hitler.

"That's the name they're using," the report quoted a former senior intelligence official as saying.

A senior unnamed Pentagon adviser is quoted in the article as saying that "this White House believes that the only way to solve the problem is to change the power structure in Iran, and that means war."

The former intelligence officials[sic] depicts planning as "enormous," "hectic" and "operational," Hersh writes.

Surprisingly the coolest heads seem to be in the military. Go figure.
But the former senior intelligence official said the attention given to the nuclear option has created serious misgivings inside the military, and some officers have talked about resigning after an attempt to remove the nuclear option from the evolving war plans in Iran failed, according to the report. [emphasis mine]

Someone has to stop Bush before its too late. Aren't unstable Afganistan and Iraq enough? Does he have to put the whole of the Middle East in turmoil? Does anyone know the tipping point for world war?

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Anonymous odanny said...

I doubt that anyone would authorize an attack on Iran, we all know it would have to be a sudden, unspoken, immediate decision because the wake up call has been felt since March of 2003 and the policy of this dangerous administration. Hopefully the American public has awoken from its stupor and, MORE IMPORTANTLY, our Congress!

4/09/2006 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger spiiderweb™ said...

I hope you're right. The consequences are frightening.

4/09/2006 03:48:00 PM  

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