Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Pulverizing of Another Middle Eastern Country

The increase in articles about the likelihood that Bush will attack Iran is alarming. This article in the March 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, From the Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Iraq, by Craig Unger, is the most alarming of all.

In the article, Philip Giraldi, a former C.I.A. counterterrorism specialist, finds the run-up to the war on Iraq and the bad rap Iran is now subject to “…absolutely parallel. They are using the same dance steps – demonize the bad guys, the pretext of diplomacy, keep out of negotiations, use proxies. It is Iraq redux.”
And Unger, referencing Salon as his source, stated that Bush described the recently released Iraq Study Group report, which recommended talking with the Iranian leaders, “a flaming turd.”

It’s clear to all those who see a parallel between the attack on Iraq and a pending attack on Iran is that there will be one significant difference __ the absence of ground troops since there aren’t any available.

However, take a look at Nick Turse’s recently released America's Secret Air War in Iraq, and it will be clear that an air attack on Iran will be equally devastating.

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