Ratcheting Up The Case For Iran War
|Does anyone besides me make a connection between George's tough talk in a speech today at the Coast Guard Academy where he argued that a withdrawal from Iraq would allow Al Qaeda to flourish and the release of a report from the IAEA saying that despite earlier sanctions, Iran continues to enrich uranium -- which can provide fuel for civilian reactors but also make nuclear bombs. Throw in the build-up of the forces in the Gulf by two aircraft carriers, and I guess we had better be on the look out for renewed terror alerts any time now.
This is the Bush MO -- create an alleged security problem, issue a terror alert, build up the forces, and invade. The only thing difference this time, is it will be possible nuclear bombs (they like to tell us it would be a "limited" nuclear strike) rather than an invasion and occupation.
Of course there is the usual criticism like this from former national security adviser Richard Clark as reported in the NYT|
“One day Bush tells us we are fighting in Iraq so that terrorists won’t come here, then he releases intelligence that says terrorists trained in Iraq are coming here. Which is it?”And then of course Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid weighed in saying:
“The president today made the best case yet for why Congress must insist on a change of strategy in Iraq.....Intelligence analysts concluded long ago that Iraq has indeed become a training ground and recruiting poster for a new generation of terrorists.”But you see that's the problem. All these leaders talk tough, but do very little to reign in this out of control little dictator. It is more than time to to put a stop to this madness and contact your congressional delegation. Contact your Senator here. Contact your Representative here .