Friday, January 26, 2007

Do You Want A War With Iran?


No, I didn't think that you did, you are much too smart for that, but it really doesn't matter because you are not the "decider" on this matter.

He is:

"President Bush has authorized U.S. forces in Iraq to take whatever actions are necessary to counter Iranian agents deemed a threat to American troops or the public at large, the White House said Friday. The aggressive new policy came in response to intelligence that Iran is supporting terrorists inside Iraq and is providing bombs _ known as improvised explosive devices _ and other equipment to anti-U.S. insurgents.

"The president and his national security team over the last several months have continued to receive information that Iranians were supplying IED equipment and or training that was being used to harm American soldiers," National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.
"As a result American forces, when they receive actionable information, may take the steps necessary to protect themselves as well as the population," Johndroe said.

Bush referred to the new policy in his Jan. 10 address to the nation in which he announced a buildup of 21,500 troops in Iraq. He said the United States would confront Iran and Syria more vigorously. "These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq," he said in that address. "Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq."

While promising tougher action, the White House said the United States does not intend to cross the Iraq-Iran border to attack Iranians."

More of the story here.

Scott Ritter has some thoughts on this subject as well.

If you have been paying attention then you have been getting more and more anxious about this possibility because the neo-con fanatics who are running our government want it. They don't want it in the window shopping it strikes my fancy way, they want it in the obsessed I have been wanting this all of my life kind of way.

Congress doesn't appear to be doing much about it. They seem to sleepwalking through the situation like they did before the illegal and disastrous Iraq invasion.

Truly fucking scary.

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