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February 05, 2007

All Iran, All The Time

1. Arthur Silber: "Becoming a Barbarian, Pariah Nation: What Are You Waiting For?"

2. Leonard Weiss and Larry Diamond in the Los Angeles Times: "Congress must stop an attack on Iran"

3. Robert Parry: "Iran Clock is Ticking" and "Bush is Hiding the Ball on Iran"

4. David Patrick Welch: "New Gulf of Tonkin in the Persian Gulf"

4. Cenk Uygur: "Impeach, Impeach, Impeach"

Posted at February 5, 2007 11:49 AM | TrackBack

In regard to Mr Silber's piece, which was excellent, I think many, many Americans have an idea about just how bad we behave(d) in the world. I think they also know that we wouldn't have any of the wonderful toys that they strive for day in and day out with out behaving like the barbarians that we are. I also think that many Americans have a huge guilt-trip (deserved) going on and are afraid that the massive military machine can be turned on them too.

So what is the answer to this? Got me.

Posted by: stitzo at February 5, 2007 02:21 PM

stitzo: Stop paying them.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 5, 2007 03:21 PM

Stop outsourcing foreign policy to Israel.

Posted by: turkey turkey turkey at February 5, 2007 04:57 PM

turkey: As long as YOU keep handing this Administration, YOUR MONEY, they're going to outsourse to Israel. Can't have a HOLY WAR without a HOLY LAND to have a war over. W& Deadeye ARE on a Heavenly Mission, just ask them, they'll tell you.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 5, 2007 07:22 PM

I think this administration`s foreign policy has much less to do with the support of Isreali goals than it does has to do with their beliefs on how to support a narrower-than-usual interpretation U.S. goals. Namely, keeping the middle east free of anyone else's influence, least of all it's own.

Posted by: James Cape at February 5, 2007 07:43 PM

James Cape: Good point, either way They're doing it ALL ON YOUR DOLLAR.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 5, 2007 11:47 PM

The ones with the map and Iran really speak out...

Posted by: Uncle Bob at February 6, 2007 05:31 AM

Here's a striking sentence from an article in the neo-conservative NY Sun, "Imagining A War With Iran", by Youssef Ibrahim, February 2, 2007:

"America will be counting on setting Iran back a few decades economically, as it did the former Yugoslavia; on total support from scared Arab regimes; and on an uprising in Iran by a population that after 28 years of religious fanaticism may finally have had enough of the mullahs."

How about that.

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at February 6, 2007 09:13 AM

They will welcome us with ROSES. Their Children will sing songs about us as HEROS and LIBERATORS for a thousand generations to come. ( If you don't believe, me just ask Ole Deadeye, he'll tell you)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 6, 2007 05:58 PM