by Jeff Davis
An article in the “American Conservative” magazine notes “There is considerable speculation and buzz in Washington today suggesting that the National Security Council has agreed in principle to proceed with plans to attack an Iranian al-Quds-run camp that is believed to be training Iraqi militants. The camp that will be targeted is one of several located near Tehran.”
The neocons have been claiming for months that Iran is supplying Iraqi rebels with weapons even though a recent investigation found the complete opposite. The neocons have also claimed that the “Quds Force” part of the Iraqi military is a terrorist organization. There is absolutely zero evidence to believe this, but it seems few -if any- in the Senate have the courage to challenge any of these lies. Attacking a base used by this Iranian military unit would be like Russia bombing the Marines Corps base at Camp Pendleton. Only a criminal regime as insane as the Bush-Cheney-neocon cabal would think of bombing “part” of a country.
The article goes on: “Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was the only senior official urging delay in taking any offensive action. The decision to go ahead with plans to attack Iran is the direct result of concerns being expressed over the deteriorating situation in Lebanon, where Iranian ally Hezbollah appears to have gained the upper hand against government forces and might be able to dominate the fractious political situation.”
Bush has fired and purged from his administration every other general or high official (aside from Gates) who objects to his insane plans to attack a country with four times the land area and twice the population of Iraq. Never mind the fact that we still haven’t been able to subdue Iraq yet. And didn’t they just say the upcoming attack on Iran was due to an alleged camp training “Iraqi militants?” What does that have to do with Lebanon?
It is extremely dangerous for us to allow ourselves to become distracted by this dog and pony show surrounding the Democratic primary and the election in general. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and the whole rotten neocon crew are still in power, and judging from the way that Bush has been dancing around in front of the media cameras and babbling inane jokes and cackling like a frat boy, he must be back on the bourbon and in a care-free, “don’t give a damn” kind of mood, which is always dangerous for a man who could launch a nuclear war if the mood struck him. If you think gas prices are high now, wait until Iranian oil becomes radioactive.
Cheney seems to have largely disappeared from sight, so much so that he recently invited a news media crew to tour the Vice President’s house on the National Observatory grounds because he was spending so much time at “undisclosed locations” that his absence was beginning to cause comment and people were wondering if he’d locked himself in that famous man-sized safe he keeps in his office.
It would be just like Bush’s infantile sense of humor to wait for the last minute and leave his successor, with a war in Iran. After all, his father George H.W. Bush left Bill Clinton with the Somali tar baby, which eventually led to that fiasco made famous in the movie “Black Hawk Down.” Like father, like son, which is why we should never have let Bush Junior get anywhere near the presidency.