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Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Bush declares war on Iran and Syria

Not much reading between the lines required:
Iran and Syria...are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq.
American ground troops are up to their eyeballs in Baghdad, as well as Anbar and Diyala provinces. The "disrupting" and "interrupting" and "seeking out and destroying" Bush is talking about above will be conducted from the air, just as we have seen in recent days in Somalia (and Baghdad itself). With precisely the same results - countless innocent people dead.

Of course one more repetition of the "big lie" (the latest one) was included: "Iran would be emboldened in its pursuit of nuclear weapons." Once again, there is not only no proof that Iran is "pursuing nuclear weapons," there is every indication they're not. Then again, despite repeated claims, there's no actual evidence that "Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops" either. The facts have never been Bush's strong point. But, amidst all the news analysis you here about this speech (and I've already heard quite a bit), I doubt you'll hear anyone point this out. Facts are rarely the strong point of the "analysts" on TV, either.

Stop the war...on the world!

Demonstrate tomorrow! Lists of events here, here, and here.

Update: A commenter at my cross-post of this on Daily Kos provides this link to an October, 2006 Washington Post story in which British soldiers actively engaged in an effort to find evidence of any Iranian weapons smuggling into Iraq, found none.

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