And give a Power Point presentation of all these secret nuclear facilities in Iran?
In an echo of the intelligence wars that preceded the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a high-stakes struggle is brewing within the Bush administration and in Congress over Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program and involvement in terrorism.
U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials say Bush political appointees and hard-liners on Capitol Hill have tried recently to portray Iran’s nuclear program as more advanced than it is and to exaggerate Tehran’s role in Hezbollah’s attack on Israel in mid-July.
The struggle’s outcome could have profound implications for U.S. policy.
President Bush, who addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, has said he prefers diplomacy to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but he hasn’t ruled out using military force.
If you just switch the N in Iran with a Q, you got 2003 all over again. In fact there is very little change. In 2003, Bush kept saying the same thing about “wanting diplomacy to work”, right up till the first bomb dropped in Baghdad. Since then we have all learned that no matter what, Bush was going to war with Iraq.
Here’s the question. If this Iran threat is so urgent, then why isn’t the rest of the world helping to lead this fight? Why is it the U.S. has to once again be in charge. I believe the answer is very simple – because the U.S. is the only country run by such war mongers.
Bush doesn’t look at the consequences of his actions. He figures that the next President(s) can deal with that. He sure hasn’t grown up. He has relied upon daddy to bail him out all his life, so he is use to getting things the easy way. The problem is that this isn’t an oil business or a baseball team. This is the future of our country, the lives of our soldiers and the lives of millions of people around the world. We need someone with plans and ideas and not someone who is in a hurry to play war. If Bush wanted to play war so bad, he should have got off his lazy ass and fought in Vietnam instead of being the chickenhawk he is today.
The point is simple – We can not go Iran alone. We need someone else to be the head of the intelligence gathering on Iran. Our credibility is destroyed in the world because of Bush’s big “oops” called Iraq. He wanted this – not us. Now we have to pay for it. Congress must make damn certain Bush does not do a single thing against Iran without their blessing. If this turns into another Iraq (and it has a high possibility of being even worse than Iraq), then we have lost everything – including the war on terror.