Monday, April 10, 2006

WTF?? Can Hardly Credit This, But Seems To Be Real

Ill: WhiteHouse.Org

Fellow demons, thorns-in-sides, & canaries-in-coal mines:

Now, y'all know I really REALLY don't like George Bush. I named my blog "MoronCowboy" in his honor, after all.

Still, even I can hardly believe this, one of several discussions I've been reading, this from ThinkProgress, as I'm up in the wee hours anyway:

"A Pentagon adviser on the war on terror…confirmed that some senior officers and officials were considering resigning over the issue.[Serious proposals to carry out a nuclear attack on Iran.]

“There are very strong sentiments within the military against brandishing nuclear weapons against other countries,” the adviser told me. “This goes to high levels.” The matter may soon reach a decisive point, he said, because the Joint Chiefs had agreed to give President Bush a formal recommendation stating that they are strongly opposed to considering the nuclear option for Iran. “The internal debate on this has hardened in recent weeks,” the adviser said. “And, if senior Pentagon officers express their opposition to the use of offensive nuclear weapons, then it will never happen.”

"But such advice hasn’t fazed the ultra-hawkish members of Congress, who now refuse to accept any plan that doesn’t include the use of nuclear weapons:

"A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee…said that no one in the meetings “is really objecting” to the talk of war. “The people they’re briefing are the same ones who led the charge on Iraq. At most, questions are raised: How are you going to hit all the sites at once? How are you going to get deep enough?” (Iran is building facilities underground.) “There’s no pressure from Congress” not to take military action, the House member added. “The only political pressure is from the guys who want to do it.” … “These politicians don’t have a clue, and whenever anybody tries to get it out”—remove the nuclear option—“they’re shouted down.”

YIKES! See Iraq-Iran for Idiots, below.

Tell me, you fascists in the White House & Congress, how a nuclear strike on Iran is going to make things BETTER in the Middle East as a whole? Let's just hope this is empty threats & macho swagger designed to force Iran's hand & make them submit to UN inspections & sanctions if they don't behave. Still, there's reason to be alarmed just the same if even half of this report is accurate.


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