Thirteen of the nation’s most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would have “disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world.”
Remember Sy Hersh’s New Yorker articles?
A government consultant with close ties to the civilian leadership in the Pentagon said that Bush was “absolutely convinced that Iran is going to get the bomb” if it is not stopped. He said that the President believes that he must do “what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do,” and “that saving Iran is going to be his legacy.”
In Vietnam we’d say that you had to destroy the village in order to save it.
Now we can say we had to destroy the country in order to save it.
And keep in mind the more we destroy – the more we have to rebuild – or rather, pay Haliburton, KBR, Blackwater, et al. to build.
I’m so glad I created that ‘(Possible) War in Iran’ category so long ago. I haven’t gotten to use the ‘(Possible) War in Korea’ one in quite a while.