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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:29 AM
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Book: Israel, Lobby Pushing Iran War
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"A former United Nations weapons inspector and leading Iraq War opponent has written a new book alleging that Jerusalem is pushing the Bush administration into war with Iran, and accusing the pro-Israel lobby of dual loyalty and outright espionage.

In the new book, called Target Iran, Scott Ritter, who served as a senior U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998 and later became one of the wars staunchest critics, argues that the United States is readying for military action against Iran, using its nuclear program as a pretext for pursuing regime change in Tehran.

The Bush administration, with the able help of the Israeli government and the pro-Israel Lobby, has succeeded, Ritter writes, in exploiting the ignorance of the American people about nuclear technology and nuclear weapons so as to engender enough fear that the American public has more or less been pre-programmed to accept the notion of the need to militarily confront a nuclear armed Iran.

Later in the book, Ritter adds: Let there be no doubt: If there is an American war with Iran, it is a war that was made in Israel and nowhere else.

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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:53 AM
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1. With all due respect to Ritter,
if there's an American war with Iran, it's a war that was made in America by bushco, and all the urging in the world on the part of Israel and the the Israel lobbying forces, for such a war, still doesn't make it a "war that was made in Israel and nowhere else". bushco wants war with Iran independent of Israel. I don't think he'll get it, but it's evident that he wants it. Israel may be heavily lobbying for such a war, but they're hardly forcing bushco unwillingly into it.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:05 AM
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2. It's not an either/or thing. Both Bushco and the Israeli Right/AIPAC are beating the drum
Their self-preceived interests in starting a war with Iran run pretty much parallel on this one as far as the eye can see.
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Chewbacca Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:47 AM
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3. Sorry if this is a bit off topic;
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