Thursday, January 18, 2007

Those who remember the tune from last time can hear Dubya's war drums beating for an attack on Iran. As dark charges are made in public, and rumors swirl about covert oprations already underway, large-scale military action is being hinted at, discussed, and dismissed with the same heavily qualified denials as in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, where Congress was ultimately steamrollered into an ill-conceived gamble with questionable evidence.

But fear not. The Senate has learned its lesson. As Dubya & co. raise the tension against Iran, even as I write, they are consumed with the question of how to back a resolution opposing... further escalation in Iraq.


Blogger Nell said...

A bit unfair, I'd say. Jay Rockefeller, in uncharacteristically unmeasured tones, is warning about the eerie similarities with the drumbeat leading up to the Iraq invasion: "This whole concept of moving against Iran is bizarre."

Also, in the House, Walter Jones (R-'Freedom Fries', since recanted) and others have introduced H.J.Res. 14, to require Congressional authorization for any strike at Iran. Webb and others brought up the topic sharply in the Foreign Relations Committee grilling of Rice, and Biden said in a TV interview this week he'd introduce a resolution to bar a military strike on Iran without the admin coming to Congress.

It's not everything we could wish for, maybe, but it does show they're not entirely consumed with Iraq positioning or oblivious to the grave and gathering threat posed by our regime.

4:42 PM  
Blogger RC said...

Dubya & co.

That's sounds like a bad clothing company.

7:47 AM  

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