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Cheney Leads Bush to War With Iran

Pam Spaulding: Although reports prove that the majority of the foreign fighters in Iraq are Saudis, zealots like Lieberman and Cheney dupe the President and Congress into thinking Iran is the real threat.
This post, written by Pam Spaulding, originally appeared on Pam's House Blend

Watch out folks, he wants to go out with a bang. From The Guardian: Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran.
The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned.
The shift follows an internal review involving the White House, the Pentagon and the state department over the last month. Although the Bush administration is in deep trouble over Iraq, it remains focused on Iran. A well-placed source in Washington said: "Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo."
...The vice-president, Dick Cheney, has long favoured upping the threat of military action against Iran. He is being resisted by the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, and the defence secretary, Robert Gates.
Last year Mr Bush came down in favour of Ms Rice, who along with Britain, France and Germany has been putting a diplomatic squeeze on Iran. But at a meeting of the White House, Pentagon and state department last month, Mr Cheney expressed frustration at the lack of progress and Mr Bush sided with him. "The balance has tilted. There is cause for concern," the source said this week.
Add Sam Brownback and Holy Joe to the war drumbeat.
On Wednesday, the Senate voted 97-0 to pass a resolution sponsored by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to censure Iran "for what it said was complicity in the killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq." The resolution required the Bush administration to regularly report to Congress on Iran's role in Iraq.
...Sen. Sam Brownback appeared on Fox News shortly after the vote and declared he was ready to preemptively strike Iran. Host Sean Hannity asked Brownback, "There's probably going to come a point for the next president that they?re going to have to determine whether to go out and have that preemptive strike. And you?re ready and would be ready to do that?...
Yes, I am, and I think we have to be," Brownback answered.
Is the whole purpose of this administration and its unhinged supporters to destroy the military and bankrupt the country, never mind leaving it more vulnerable to terrorism? Oh, never mind. Let's just worry about whether Nicole Richie is going to jail for her latest DUI...
Pam Spaulding is the editor and publisher of Pam's House Blend, honored as "Best LGBT Blog" in the 2005 and 2006 Weblog Awards.
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