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Was Bush "softening up" critics in Congress for a possible strike on Iran?
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http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L24324592.htm

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There was no immediate official reaction from Tehran or from Hezbollah, but one Iranian analyst said Bush was "softening up" his critics in Congress for a possible strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran says the programme is civilian not military.

Hermidas Barvand, a Tehran university professor, said Bush sought to "magnify the menace of Shi'ites" for two reasons: "to mobilise Sunni Arabs...and to legitimise future measures by creating a resemblance between Shi'ite extremism and al Qaeda".

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