Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Did Bush just declare war on Iran?

posted by The Vidiot @ 4:19 PM Permalink

Reading portions of his speech, it sure seems like he did.
Excerpt: "Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere, and the United States is rallying friends and allies to isolate Iran's regime, to impose economic sanctions. We will confront this danger before it is too late," he said.
From the Guardian article
Excerpt: George Bush today ramped up the war of words between the US and Iran, accusing the Iranian regime of threatening to place the Middle East under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust and revealing that he had authorised US military commanders in Iraq to "confront Tehran's murderous activities".
Also, according to this report, US forces are poised and ready.
Excerpt: The study concludes that the US has made military preparations to destroy Iran’s WMD, nuclear energy, regime, armed forces, state apparatus and economic infrastructure within days if not hours of President George W. Bush giving the order. The US is not publicising the scale of these preparations to deter Iran, tending to make confrontation more likely. The US retains the option of avoiding war, but using its forces as part of an overall strategy of shaping Iran’s actions.
Kinda' makes you squirm, huh?



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