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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Next Stop, Iran

A moment of clarity from the American Conservative...
In Washington it is hardly a secret that the same people in and around the administration who brought you Iraq are preparing to do the same for Iran. The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States.

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As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing that, Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack, but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections.
A well established conservative publication blows the whistle on Iran, and denounces the legitimacy of the Iraq War, in one swoop. Interesting. It appears The Party as we know it, may be over.

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