Friday, August 24, 2007

Update on whether or not Bush will attack Iran

Scott Horton, who blogs for Harper’s Magazine at No Comment posted "The Next War Draws Near" on August 23, 2007:

Horton says, “I continue to put the prospects for a major military operation targeting Iran down as ‘likely,’ and the time frame drawing nearer. When will Bush give the go ahead? I think late this year or early next would be the most congenial time frame from the perspective of the war party.”

Horton lists six developments that go into his call, including the influence of Fox News, the subject of my earlier post.

Horton’s observation: “The Predictable Role of Fox News. Fox News is intimately intertwined with the Administration’s propaganda machine, as a study of its coverage of the run-up to the Iraq War shows (and similarly, its decision to all but pull the plug on more recent coverage of the dismal situation in Iraq). Producer Robert Greenwald has done a terrific summary of how Fox News continues a propaganda build-up to support military action against Iran which closely parallels what it did for its masters in the run-up to the Iraq War. Catch the video here.

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