Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Iran War Watch

Remember that company that was doing brilliant stories on the Iraqi war buildup while the rest of the media was still regurgitating the Bush department's lies? (The one I was talking about less than two weeks ago?)

Here's what they wrote today (via):
Six months ago, after American intelligence agencies declared that Iran had shelved its nuclear-weapons program, the chances of a U.S. or Israeli military strike on Iran before President Bush left office seemed remote. Now, thanks to persistent pressure from Israeli hawks and newly stated concerns by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the idea of a targeted strike meant to cripple Iran's nuclear program is getting a new hearing.
Just so we're clear, we're talking about a criminal war of aggression which will unleash unknowable horrors on us as well as on millions upon millions of other people.

We don't know for certain if it will happen; if it does, we don't know for certain how it will go down -- will there be some incident to serve as a pretext, will Bush strike himself or just green-light Israel to do it, etc. But it will be a crime, and it will be a disaster. And the fact that there's a real chance that it will happen means that we should try to stop it now.

Let's try to get this one right this time.

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