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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:30 AM
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Jim Hightower: Bush-Cheney Really Are Planning to Attack Iran!
Bush-Cheney Really Are Planning to Attack Iran!

By Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown. Posted November 17, 2007.

Bush & Buckshot are riding their little stick horses, demonizing another Muslim nation -- and the Dems are supporting it. We've got to shut them down.


Look out -- here they come again! Bush & Buckshot are riding their little stick horses, waving the bloody flag of 9/11, demonizing another Muslim nation, shouting warnings about weapons of mass destruction, bellowing for regime change, and generally trying to whoop up a new war. Having done so well in Iraq, George W and Cheney are pushing feverishly to hype up a national-security threat and commit our nation, our bedraggled military, our depleted treasury, and our country's already-tarnished name to another of their fantasyland, neocon, preemptive invasions of a sovereign people who are doing no harm to us. Their target this time: Iran.

You might be thinking, oh, come on, Hightower, surely not. You're paranoid -- even the Bushites aren't that crazy. I wish.

The drums of war

For such leading neocon zealots as Norman Podhoretz, bombing and even invading Iran are about protecting "our" Mideastern oil, strengthening Israel's regional power, and continuing Western control of the restive Muslim majority in the Middle East. Podhoretz and other true believers assert that there's an urgent need for Israel and the West to crush Iran's Muslim government now, frantically wailing that it intends to destroy America and control the world. Even though Iran has made no threats to the U.S., the neocons see regime change there as the key to winning "World War IV" (they insist that the Cold War was World War III) against what they have dubbed "Islamofacism."

How nutty are they? Podhoretz concedes that by attacking such an influential Islamic nation, Bush would "unleash a wave of anti-Americanism all over the world that will make the anti-Americanism we've experienced so far look like a lovefest." Yet this Dr. Strangelove maniacally declares, "I pray with all my heart that he will." Now there's a prayer to a truly fiendish god!

George W, who is so besotted by Podhoretz that he has bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on him, has bought into this guy's insanity. Adopting Podhoretz's inflamed doomsday stance, Bush recently accused Iran of preparing for global war (though W only ranks it as WW III), and Bush's bombastic sidekick, Cheney, has now threatened that Tehran will suffer "serious consequences" if it doesn't do what Washington wants. Just as they did in the run-up to their 2003 Iraq attack, the Bushites are now pounding out a drumbeat of propaganda to soften up the public, enlist the compliant media, and cow soft-spined Democratic leaders. You'll recognize some familiar themes (a.k.a. lies) in BushCheney's rationale for a "preventive" war of aggression against Iran:

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http://alternet.org/waroniraq/68064/?page=entire
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:34 AM
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1. Next week, I'll be ringing my congresscritters' phones off the hook. n/t
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:07 AM
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2. The Presidential Medal of Freedom has sure been turned into a piece of crap.
If the Republic is ever restored, they're going to have to come up with a replacement.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:09 AM
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3. I used to be a big fan of Jim Hightower. Got his newsletter and everything.
Then he came out as a Nader supporter and since then I must question everything he says.

We knew Nader was a spoiler. Why didn't you, Jim?
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:10 AM
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4. it's bush's only hope...
bush and the rest of them hyperventilating murderer pigs are aware the gig's up- they're caught red handed committing outright treason and they know they will pay unless they can exploit the chaos that they must therefore create. And to put it into context, the people allowed this to happen, they've allowed proven criminals to take over their country, and THEY ARE EVIL for doing that (and they've been doing that since they stole the land from the 1st nations, or from Mexico, or from stealing the labour of millions of slaves, whom they then systemically denied entry into the middle classes) all while boldly pretending that god gave it all to them, free
it's hard not to cheer for junyer bush (or 'his flatulence' as his pals call him) even though death for vast numbers of us is conjunctive with that
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:26 PM
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5. It's all about tradition
Junior comes from a long line of hatchet men.
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leftrightwingnut Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:41 PM
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6. What is your best guess about when it will happen?
My guess is based on the Fox News guess: sometime after the primaries but before the general election.

How many primaries are coming up in January? A lot, anyway. So, I peg it at March/April time frame when the weather conditions are ideal. Not very far away at all.

There are rumors that we will use nuclear bunker busters and say the radiation came from Iranian nuke facilities.

How would invasion/bombing affect the general election?


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