Friday, January 11, 2008

Iran, Again

The War Party is pushing us into attacking

By Justin Raimondo

"......As much as I hate to say it, the video released by the state-controlled media of the tyrannical Iranian regime is more coherent, and far more credible than Washington's cock-and-bull story. And that's truly a very sad state of affairs. But remember who put out all that ersatz "intelligence" about Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction." To those who reflexively take Washington's word over Tehran, I have three words to say: Niger uranium forgeries......

In short, it just doesn't make any sense for the Iranians to have done what they're accused of doing, and yet it does make perfect sense that an administration such as this one – which has been gunning for Tehran, lo these many months – would create an "incident" in the run-up to launching an attack.

As I warned weeks ago, when the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran came out, and people were shouting hosannas because they were convinced war had been averted: not so fast. The nuclear issue was never going to spark a war with the Iranians, because they had already abandoned their program: there was no smoking gun. The most likely path to an open armed conflict was always a border incident, either on land or in the Gulf......."

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