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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:49 AM
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Scowcroft, Brzezinski warn the dim son: Stop Threatening Iran!
Ex-Advisers Warn Against Threatening to Attack Iran

By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 23, 2008; Page A11



The Bush administration should stop talking about a military attack as an option if negotiations do not immediately halt Iran's uranium reprocessing program, two former national security advisers said yesterday.

"Don't talk about 'do we bomb them now or later?' " said Brent Scowcroft, adviser to presidents Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush, during a discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the negotiations between the United States and Iran.

Scowcroft added that by mentioning that threat, "we legitimize the use of force . . . and may tempt the Israelis" to carry out such a mission. He said he thinks that negotiations must continue and that sanctions have had an effect on Tehran, noting that even with elevated oil prices, Iran, alone among oil producers, is having a difficult time economically.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, adviser to President Jimmy Carter, described the Bush administration's policy of maintaining the option of military action as "counterproductive."

"I don't want the public to believe a preemptive attack can be justified," he said. Repeating the possibility "convinces Iran it is being threatened . . . and maybe it ought to have a {nuclear} weapon."

He added that a U.S. attack on Iran would be a "disaster," suggesting it could result in the U.S. fighting "for at least two decades" on four fronts -- Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:04 AM
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1. Periodically I ask my dog not to pee in the floor, and he appears to listen,
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:08 AM by predfan
but he still occasionally pees in the floor.

He apparently feels in his gut that's the right place to pee, regardless of the consequences.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:15 AM
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3. LOL! Point taken. nt
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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:10 AM
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2. I would add another "Front" to that list.......
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:11 AM by Postman
United States.

The war would be brought to the shopping malls and schools of an apathetic public by extremely pissed off Iranians, Iraqis, Afghanis and Pakis...
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:26 PM
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4. This shows just how nuts Chimpco is
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:39 PM by FKA MNChimpH8R
Neither Brzezinski nor Scowcroft is some left-wing peacenik, to say the least. These men are hard headed realpolitik types and by definition willing to sometimes overlook morality in the name of advancing US corporate interests. For THEM to be saying this is something of a landmark, though it is perfectly consistent with what they have been saying about Iraq for the last three years. Although it should be said on their behalf that they ain't neocons either. Right leaning old school, yes. But neither is a unilateral/preemptive strike ideologue in the mode of DicKKK or PNAC.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:38 PM
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5. why doesn't he warn his bimbette daughter to stop the McCain ass-smoochfest?
or what?
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