Tuesday, April 11, 2006

hope hersh is wrong

Please let Seymour Hersh be wrong. Please let de facto President Bush NOT be determined to attack Iran. Please let him NOT be serious about using "small" nuclear weapons to try to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities.

The koolaid drinking true-believer whackos that Hersh quotes say that if Iran gets nukes, they'll start a world war. No they won't. They'll still be outnumbered and outgunned. What they'd have is some deterrence, but Iran is not going to go off hell-bent for conquest like Hitler (a name Hersh says is being bandied about the White House in discussing Iran).

And Bush sees "saving Iran" as his legacy... we'll save it by BOMBING IT? By NUKING IT? Please protect us from religious zealots who think God has pave the way for their actions ... I meant Bush, not the Iranians. A House member Hersh spoke to has has similar concerns: “The most worrisome thing is that this guy (Bush) has a messianic vision.”

Also from Hersh:
One former defense official, who still deals with sensitive issues for the Bush Administration, told me that the military planning was premised on a belief that “a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government.” He added, “I was shocked when I heard it, and asked myself, ‘What are they smoking?’ ”
My question exactly. Bombing Iran would RALLY the Iranian people AROUND this reactionary nutcase Ahmadinejad, not make them want to overthrow him. It will set the Iranian opposition back twenty years -- those not killed by US bombs, that is.

So why did the people in the Pentagon and elsewhere who are worried about Bush's possible plan to attack speak to Hersh for this article? Trying to alert the world in order to create a reaction that would stop Bush? Well, that didn't work LAST time, did it? Bush ignored his father and everybody else before invading Iraq. He thinks God is talking to him. God help us all.