by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn
Whenever the moon is full, they say, if you listen closely, you may hear more ravings from the "Cheney is Evil" crowd.
According to a friend, who heard it from a friend, who told it to a friend:
Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at New America Foundation and publisher of The Washington Note, says Bush has deviated from a Cheney-laid track to launch a first-strike on Iran, citing, as examples, frustrations that the vice president's aides are airing, a conversation with a journalist who sat in on a December 2006 strategy meeting, and private conversations with high-level foreign policy players.
"A mistake in the Gulf where ships collide or US soldiers are attacked or Israel fires a low-level cruise missile attack against Natanz or there's a border skirmish between Iraq and Iran that results in the death of a high-ranking military or diplomatic official – any of these could spark a conflict," he said.
Joe Klein, chief of Time's Iranian Apologies Division is worried about those notorious rogues, the Cheney Gang. Everyone knows how bad things could get if they get their hands anywhere near the controls of power.
"I'm not saying there won't be any war but nothing in Bush’s posture suggests he's really with the Cheney gang yet. But I do worry about the Cheney gang and the [Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps]/Ahmadinejad crowd in Iran trying to precipitate a spark that produces a very fast escalation that circumvents most of Bush’s national security decisionmaking structure -- and that kind of war is something we should worry about. That's what I think could happen.So any conflict with Iran wouldn't be about Iranian-imported IEDs into Iraq to kill U.S. soldiers, or a nuclear-armed Iran blackmailing other countries in the Middle East, or Iran raining down a nuclear holocaust on Israel. It's all about the political calculus of the Cheney Gang.
"An 'accidental war' would escalate quickly and 'end run,' as Cheney aide [David] Wurmser put[s] it, the president's diplomatic, intelligence and military decision-making apparatus," Clemons wrote in his Salon editorial. "It would most likely be triggered by one or both of the two people who would see their political fortunes rise through a new conflict -- Cheney and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."
It's always refreshing to get a Leftard look into the workings of Dick Cheney's brain. America never can hear too much about the Cheney Gang's evil machinations. Because it's never about national defense or U.S. interests; it's always about politics, baby.
Foreign policy expert says Bush has ruled out first-strike on Iran; Worries about 'accidental' conflict
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