So how bad do the neocons want a war with Iran?posted by The Vidiot @ 5:22 PM Permalink UPDATE: Read the following quote and tell me if you don't agree the neocons are crazy, bloodthirsty wackdoodles
Against this tide, neo-conservatives, whose influence in the administration runs chiefly through Cheney's office, have been fighting back, warning that direct talks with Tehran would be a trap from which Washington would find it difficult to extricate itself and declaring that recent ethnic unrest inside Iran showed that its population was ready to rise up against the regime.Whaaa!?
"The question before the world now is: Can Iran be coerced by any means short of force (to halt its nuclear programme)," wrote David Frum of the American Enterprise Institute. "There's only one way to find out -- and it is not by talking."
Iran Proposal to U.S. Offered Peace with Israel
Iran offered in 2003 to accept peace with Israel and to cut off material assistance to Palestinian armed groups and pressure them to halt terrorist attacks within Israel's 1967 borders, according to the secret Iranian proposal to the United States.
The two-page proposal for a broad Iran-U.S. agreement covering all the issues separating the two countries, a copy of which was obtained by IPS, was conveyed to the United States in late April or early May 2003.
The two-page document contradicts the official line of the George W. Bush administration that Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel and the sponsorship of terrorism in the region.
U-turn by White House As it Blocks Direct Talks with IranI'm so sick of this wild west bunch and their playground rhetoric. Either they are too stupid to recognize the hand of peace extended, or they are just hell bent on carrying out the PNAC plan for conquest of the world. Either way, we need a regime change ... in our country!
The White House yesterday ruled out previously authorised direct talks between Tehran and the US ambassador in Baghdad, which were to have focused on the situation in Iraq. The move marks a hardening of the Bush administration's position, despite pressure from the international community to enter into direct dialogue with Iran.
A White House official said that although the US envoy had originally been granted a mandate for talks with Iran, "we have decided not to pursue it."