Saturday, May 27, 2006

lies about iran

The de facto Bush Administration has criticized and threatened Iran for failing to be willing to talk seriously about its nuclear program. Well, it may surprise you to learn that is a lie. In 2003, Iran approache the US and was willing to talk, with everything including nukes on the table -- and offered concessions up front. But the Bushies (read, Cheney & Rumsfeld) nixed the idea.

So remember, when the Bushies bomb Iran, possibly with nuclear weapons, and claim they had no choice, they will again be spouting lies. And their lies will (again) cause many thousands of unnecessary deaths, in Iran and elsewhere. Iranian-backed terrorists (yes, Iran DOES back terrorist groups but as the former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said, diplomacy includes having to talk to people you don't like), will have nothing to lose since deterrence for Iran will have failed, and they'll conduct reprisal terrorist attacks against American interests.

Which will re-energize the war on terrorism and make it necessary to remove more of our freedoms, no doubt. I begin to wonder whether we can expect anything resembling a fair election in 2008.