Attacking Iran

January 17th, 2005 – 8:50 pm
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Seymour Hersh, the same reporter who broke the whole Abu Gharib torture story, now brings us the news that U.S. Special Forces are operating inside Iran:

In the New Yorker magazine, Hersh says intelligence officials have revealed that Iran is the Bush administration’s “next strategic target”.

Hersh says that American special forces have conducted reconnaissance missions inside Iran for six months.

But the White House has described his article as “riddled with inaccuracies”.

If you read through the White House and Pentagon denials via various sources, you’ll soon realize that they never actually deny that they have troops in Iran, or plans to attack Iran in the near future, they just hedge and pick at small details from Hersh’s article. So, off we go to war again, though this time it’s apparently more likely to be air strikes, rather than an actual invasion. Of course, we’re still starting out with an army that’s already overextended and a budget that can’t even support the wars we’ve already started, plus plenty of U.S. forces within easy range of any sort of Iranian counterattacks. We all know that G.W. and his cadre of buffoons won’t let the facts get in the way of their fun though.

Oh, and as scary as the idea of us rushing into Iraq, once again stupidly expecting to be greeted with flowers, is, the rest of Hersh’s piece, which focuses on the Pentagon’s new ability to conduct whatever kind of covert ops they want, all around the world, with no Congressional oversight, is even more scary. Read the whole New Yorker article and see for yourself.


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  1. 1

    Even if Bush decides against attacking Iran, might not Ariel Sharon force his hand?

    Comment made by GCarty on January 31, 2005 @ 8:40 am

  2. 2

    Sharon trying to bomb the Iranian nuclear program might indeed be what drags us into attacking Iran, but I don’t think he’s going to need to force Bush into this one (any more than he forced him to deal with Iraq).

    Comment made by Michael on January 31, 2005 @ 9:58 pm

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