the U.S. About to Attack Iran?
For some time the White House has been hurling threats at
Iran. Now there are rumors
that the Bush administration will use U.S. bases in central
Asia to launch attacks on alleged nuclear sites in Iran
and don't count on Congress to stop them. Indeed, Congress
a provision from the military appropriations bill that would
have required the president to consult with the people's representatives
before starting yet another war.
whose own nuclear weapons are given a pass by U.S. officials,
ignite the hostilities with air strikes of their own in
hopes that the U.S. will join in. The Israel lobby, with its
enormous influence over the leadership of both parties, is
pressing for a U.S. confrontation with the Iranians, and not
a single major presidential candidate in either party will
stand up to them: from Rudy
Giuliani to Barack
Obama, an attack on Iran is "on the table."
carrier group will join the two already in the Persian Gulf
at the end of this month and one has to assume, given the
record of this administration, that Washington is not just
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