Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Stalin, Mao And … Ahmadinejad?

From Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria.

At a meeting with reporters last week, President Bush said that "if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing [Iran] from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon." These were not the barbs of some neoconservative crank or sidelined politician looking for publicity. This was the president of the United States, invoking the specter of World War III if Iran gained even the knowledge needed to make a nuclear weapon.

The American discussion about Iran has lost all connection to reality. Norman Podhoretz, the neoconservative ideologist whom Bush has consulted on this topic, has written that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is "like Hitler … a revolutionary whose objective is to overturn the going international system and to replace it in the fullness of time with a new order dominated by Iran and ruled by the religio-political culture of Islamofascism." For this staggering proposition Podhoretz provides not a scintilla of evidence.

This is a MUST READ Article.

The author is right on the money. The claims made by neoconservative members of the Bush Administration and their supporters are insane. They will say and do anything in order to have a war against Iran.

These people are dangerous and need to be stopped. Agents of the US Judicial, Legislative, Military or Law Enforcement branches need to arrest key members of the Administration NOW for the crimes already committed in their War against Iraq. I don't mean the advisors, I mean those who have command responsiblity for the illegal invasion of Iraq and those who authorised torture (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al). Ultimately these people okayed the criminal operations and need to be held accountable. If nothing is done an unnecessary War against Iran will be right around the corner.

(thanks to Tired for the link !)

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