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A few weeks ago there was a story in Israel's leading Newspaper the Haaretz:
Iranian official: UN sanctions may lead us to seal off Persian Gulf
Iran has the high mountains north of the narrow Straits of Hormuz, and if provoked, they can shut off all oil from the Middle East. What do you think that would do to our economy?
Naturally, our Congress voted 404 - 4 to refer Iran to the UN Security Council. Are they trying to start a war?
404 -4 .... INCLUDING most of the leading "Progressive Democrats" like John Conyers, Bernie Sanders, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and Henry Waxman. They all voted to provoke confrontation, even when
a National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear capabilities was released showing that Iran was 10 years away from building a nuclear weapon. The Security Council option, favored heavily by the bill, thinly veils the route to a military confrontation with Iran.
The Administration, covered by this bill, is leading this country to take military action against Iran. Make no mistake, that is the US program at the UN, just as it was prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The Washington Post confirms Kucinich's statement- according to our own National Intelligence Estimate, Iran is 10 yrs from a Nuclear Bomb- so what the hell is Congress doing?
We're seeing a mirror image of the Iraq war buildup. After all that's been exposed, how is it possible that they can possibly be pushing another war in exactly the same fashion? They're getting away with it solely thanks to the complicity of Congress.
It appears that the Bushies would like to use the "create a new reality" plan to launch another war to divert from the War Lies, Bush committing a crime, Spying on Peace Groups, Katrina Warning Ignored, New Orleans Evictions, Abramoff Corruption, Cheney outed Plame, Halliburton looting, Anthrax Vaccinatons, Stolen Election, the "Patriot" Act authorizing a New Gestapo, and other scandals.
In other words, they don't mind starting another needless war, sacrificing more young Americans, killing more innocents and creating even more hatred of US worldwide, sinking us all into more debt, just to cover their asses. Or maybe they really are trying to destroy America.
Why isn't there an organized opposition to this BUllSHit? Because the "opposition leader" Nancy Pelosi led the Democrats to vote with Bush again, just like she told them NOT to LISTEN to Katrina Survivors testimony, just like her plan to have no plan on Iraq... total and complete BS from the supposed oppostion leader. Why did the Dems in Congress vote for someone like that to be their leader? Why is she still there? What are we supposed to do with idiots like this rolling over for Bush again and again?