September 05, 2007

Catastrophic Stupidity and Stubbornness

Reflecting on all the recent chatter about Bush attacking Iran, Josh Marshall asks who would let the incompetent Bush administration start another war. It's a highly relevant question and one we need to answer as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, right now it looks like the Democratic leadership is signaling that they aren't going to get in the way of Bush as he creates his next new reality. The Petraeus initiative to win in Iraq by quelling the Democratic opposition seems to be well on its way to success. And the actual situation in Iraq? Not doing so well.

Bush has said he expects the Congress to authorize his extra $50 Billion funding for the war on terrorism on top of the $147 Billion that he's already requested. So what does he need that extra $50 Billion for? Perhaps he needs it for this?

It looks like a military strike [on Iran] is in the works and I base that on two things: observable fact and the rhetoric emanating from the White House. Thereís a lot of movement of troops and materiel into the regionĖitís stuff the United States canít hide. Itís a huge expense to put Navy battle groups in the Gulf and weíve got three of them there. Weíve also moved new fighter planes to Guam amidst much public fanfare. You can plainly see the upturn in US Naval activity in and around the Norfolk Naval installations. The movement of ships, re-supply, ammunition loading and general level of activity is high.

Spencer Ackerman talked with Barnett Rubin who set off the speculation last week by reporting that Dick Cheney had given "instructions" to his think-tank friends to set the stage for the "sell" and here's what Rubin said.

A new war is the last thing the chiefs want, and on this, they're backed by Defense Secretary Bob Gates. "It may be that the president hasn't decided yet," says Rubin.

Rubin and our Democratic leadership need to read Josh Marshall's analysis because they are sadly mistaken if they think that reasonableness and sound judgment are directing this administration or this President.

The administration has put in place everything they need to make this call by themselves (except they'd sure like the money handed to them without question). The key to their plans is that because Bush can declare Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group, they have all the authorization they need for taking the country to war against Iran without any further discussion. The naval ships are in place. Their "justification" is in place. And soon, if reports are correct, their funding will be in place. They are now ready to build their "30-40% backing" and simply need the right time to strike.

What's more, they've cleared the decks of all the distractions: Rove is gone and so is Gonzales. It's Cheney's show against the Pentagon. And don't forget that the Air Force, the military branch that Bush would use for his massive strike, is the one force that has been most compromised by the End-Timers.

Washington Times reports that after meeting with Bush Nicolas Sarkozy was absolutely convinced that Bush would attack Iran.

Addressing the annual meeting of France's ambassadors to 188 countries, Mr. Sarkozy said either Iran lives up to its international obligations and relinquishes its nuclear ambitions ó or it will be bombed into compliance. Mr. Sarkozy also made it clear he did not agree with the Iranian-bomb-or-bombing-of-Iran position, which reflects the pledge of Mr. Bush to his loyalists, endorsed by Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Independent. But Mr. Sarkozy recognized unless Iran's theocrats stop enriching uranium to weapons-grade levels under inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), we will all be "faced with an alternative that I call catastrophic."

It seems that Sarkozy's message was heard in Iran as the power rulers in that country stepped in to defang President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in order to defuse the situation. This is good news.

Yet, I cannot help but think that Cheney and Bush would not consider this an adequate reason to stop their plans. After all, we know that Bush has sworn that he will not leave office without having taken care of Iran no matter how much the Iranians signal they are ready to negotiate. Bush has got a killer instinct and he's got his puppet-master, Dick Cheney, who would never trust anyone who he didn't control completely. I fear that the Iranians can never grovel enough to satisfy the Bushie needs for control, so I don't believe this news will do anything except make it clear that when Bush is convinced he needs to start a war, he will do it no matter how bad the consequences would be for America. He truly is a man unleashed from reality.

Posted by Mary at September 5, 2007 02:44 AM | Iran | Technorati links |
Comments

3 terrorists caught intending to blow up US Ramstein

well its obvious the Bush administration started this war on the pretense of weapons of mass destruction.

Iran is very busy in proclaiming that it has installed a certain number of centrifuges (momentarily 3000).

the military factor is undoubtfully high. if us troops get struck by a nuke, manpower can be reduced substantially.

US troops are amassed in a minor number of camps for example camp anaconda with 30000 men.

so u can take out with 5 or 6 nukes upto 100000 men.

the technological factor can be regarded as a fuck. the distance between iran and us camps is so low u can use missiles of the oldest generation to hit the troops.

bush manouvered the troops into a dead end and its obvious that he has to break free not to be in a vulnerable and thus blackmailable position.

well u can think about it of cuz what would have happened if bush didnt attach iraq.

he had still a surplus, meanwhile prpas killed oussama and now had iran by the balls.

but that doesnt free EXACTLY bush from any responsibility.

he manouvered, and him alone, the troops into iraq.

if hes blackmailed now into another terrorist attack its clear that its exactly his iraq war that caused the disaster.

so he has to act fast not to be an utter asshole.

Posted by: ccoaler at September 5, 2007 06:00 AM

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3 terrorists caught intending to blow up US Ramstein

well its obvious the Bush administration started this war on the pretense of weapons of mass destruction.

Iran is very busy in proclaiming that it has installed a certain number of centrifuges (momentarily 3000).

despite that this is a total provocation and bush appears as a nut about whether he picked the correct aim when attacking iraq, the military factor is undoubtfully high. if us troops get struck by a nuke, manpower can be reduced substantially.

US troops are amassed in a minor number of camps for example camp anaconda with 30000 men.

so u can take out with 5 or 6 nukes upto 100000 men.

the technological factor can be regarded as a fuck. the distance between iran and us camps is so low u can use missiles of the oldest generation to hit the troops.

bush manouvered the troops into a dead end and its obvious that he has to break free not to be in a vulnerable and thus blackmailable position.

well u can think about it of cuz what would have happened if bush didnt attach iraq.

he had still a surplus, meanwhile prpas killed oussama and now had iran by the balls.

but that doesnt free EXACTLY bush from any responsibility.

he manouvered, and him alone, the troops into iraq.

if hes blackmailed now into another terrorist attack its clear that its exactly his iraq war that caused the disaster.

so he has to act fast not to be an utter asshole.

Posted by: ccoaler at September 5, 2007 06:03 AM