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Proviso Probe

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

F08, Wes Clark builds opposition to attacking Iran


I didn't do much to oppose invading Iraq. I caught a bunch of grief from one of my activists friends who was busting her ass going to demonstrations and the like. I figured invading Iraq didn't make sense. Surely President George W. Bush was just saber rattling to get Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi government to make concessions so Bush could claim he was tough enough to accomplish more than President Bill Clinton.

I was wrong.

Team Bush is crazy. Just because the world works a certain way, don't expect Bush to realize that he is constrained by reality. These people are dangerous.

Crooks & Liars (John Amato) has video of Bush being interviewed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer in September, 2006. Bush denies Iraq is in a civil war based on what his appointees and subordinates are telling him. So either he appoints people who give him the mushroom treatment or Bush cannot process information that contradicts the reality he has chosen to believe.

The video was blogged because it contains the Bush quote:
I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is — my point is, there’s a strong will for democracy.

If you watch the video you will see that Bush starts to say "Iran" but then switches to Iraq. Bush and his advisers have been planning to attack Iran from a ways back.

Wes Clark is organizing to oppose the United States attacking Iran. See StopIranWar.com. He's probably planning to use the email list for his presidential campaign. Whatever....

Attacking Iran is completely batshit insane. Since Iraq is majority Shia and Iran is a Shia country one blogger--I can't remember who--asked the question, have we considered which side our Iraqi allies will be on?

I hope the Democrats will do the right thing and stop Bush from starting a war with Iran. However, I'm pessimistic.

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