Sunday, February 04, 2007

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a whole lot worse

posted by The Sailor @ 6:02 PM Permalink

Bush administration officials acknowledged Friday that they had yet to compile evidence strong enough to back up publicly their claims that Iran is fomenting violence against U.S. troops in Iraq.
But despite several pledges to make the evidence public, the administration has twice postponed the release
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates seemed to concede Friday that U.S. officials can't say for sure whether the Iranian government is involved in assisting the attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq.
Hadley also said that the administration sought to delay the release of evidence until after a key intelligence report on Iraq was unveiled, so that Americans could place the evidence in the context of the broader conflict.

That report, called a National Intelligence Estimate, was issued Friday, concluding that Iraq was deteriorating and faces a bleak future that U.S. efforts may do little to avert.

However, the report tends to downplay the role of Iran and Syria
Read the following and substitute 'Iran' for 'Iraq':
Tonight I want to take a few minutes to discuss a grave threat to peace, and America's determination to lead the world in confronting that threat.

The threat comes from Iraq. It arises directly from the Iraqi regime's own actions -- its history of aggression, and its drive toward an arsenal of terror.
It is seeking nuclear weapons. It has given shelter and support to terrorism
By its past and present actions, by its technological capabilities, by the merciless nature of its regime, Iraq is unique.
Many people have asked how close [Iraq] is to developing a nuclear weapon. Well, we don't know exactly, and that's the problem.
Failure to act would embolden other tyrants
So there you have it. Iraq was 'unique', yet Iran poses the exact same problem.

We do need to do something about the destabilization of the Middle East. We do need to confront this enemy of freedom. We do need to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

And we can start the process by impeaching Bush.


At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

Listening to TV while on the computer and just a little while ago MSNBC announced that tomorrow (a Sunday!) the uppity-ups in Iraq will lay out in full their case that Iran is interfering and supplying bombs and bomb-making materials to Iraq. They "claim" that the case is conclusive.

If it appears to be, all that will tell me is that after getting burned so badly on "no WMDs in Iraq" that they have developed better forging skills and evidence-planting techniques.


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