Friday, February 16, 2007

Bush and Iran

This is an article from Alternet:
No One's Drinking Bush's Kool-Aid on Iran

From the Article:

If that makes no sense to you, well, that's because the whole thing makes no sense. It's a farcical replay of Iraq 2002, when the White House demonized Saddam Hussein with fake intelligence, turning him into a menacing al-Qaida backer armed with weapons of mass destruction. This time, however, the lie factory has been dismantled. All by himself, the president is trying to turn Iran into a scary, al-Qaida-allied, nuke-wielding menace. But he's not fooling anyone. The potent "war president" of 2002-2003 is now an incoherent, mewling Wizard of Oz-like figure, and people are paying attention to the man behind the curtain.

Bush is beginning to look insane to many people, and it is definitely inane for him to think anyone is going to believe him this time. Clearly he wants to attack Iran and is trying, badly, to build a case for it, but he's lied too many times now for anyone to buy it.

On Keith Olbermann last night an intelligence expert said that yes, Iran is sending in arms to the Shias, but Saudi Arabia is sending arms to the Sunnis. 90% of our troop's casualties come from the Sunnis yet there is no mention from Bush about invading Saudi Arabia.

I still haven't figured out what Bush's (or is it really Cheney's) agenda actual is. Why did he start this war and why does he want to expand it? Many have said oil but they really aren't getting much oil out of Iraq, just too volatile there, and he's got to know he doesn't have enough troops to occupy Iran, or to even fight with them.

Back when Bush was first in office (I won't say elected since he wasn't) I said he was an ideologue, not a Christian one, a Neocon one. And he is the type of ideologue who totally believes and can't accept any part of the ideology not being correct. I said he could be inside the White House with it collapsing around him, both himself and America brought low by his policies, and he would still be yelling "Wait, just wait, it's all going to start working any second!!"

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