Thursday, May 01, 2008

Cakewalk In Iran

My take on all this is as follows. The neocons are scared shitless of a Democrat in the White House who they won't be able to influence. They want an attack on Iran (Syria? NKorea?) before the moron-in-chief leaves office.

Don't get me wrong. The neocons won't put their tails between their legs and quietly shamble off. They'll retrench and wait for the next village idiot they can ensconce in the White House.

Badgers*. Every one of them. They make look harmless, but don't fool yourself.
George Bush may have been intent upon invading Iraq long before 9/11 gave him the opportunity to do so, but the neoconservative ideologues who have been so influential in his administration always hoped that toppling Saddam would be merely the warm-up for regime change in Iran. Baghdad was attacked first because it was low-hanging fruit, but everyone knew that "Real men go to Tehran".

As time runs out on the Bush Presidency, the administration's rhetoric about why we must attack Iran is heating up. We seem to be witnessing a determined final push to squeeze in one more war before they leave.

Just as we were once told the Iraqis would greet foreign invaders as liberators, we are now told that Iranians can't wait to overthrow their government. A little Shock and Awe™ will supposedly be the catalyst that sets off a pro-U.S. revolution. In fact, our President and Vice-President think Iranians are so intent on having a government amenable to us, that they might just throw out their current leadership even without our bombs raining down on them.

Which is all well and good, until you actually factor in what Iranians themselves say about their current leadership.

* Badger: A particularly ferocious, tenacious animal that will rarely let go of its prey. (Wikipedia).

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