Everyday I hear something about '08 presidential hopefuls Clinton and Obama. '08 is two years away. In the meantime we're about to mix it up with Iran. We have aircraft carriers in position. Even "Grand Chessboard" ex-national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski is warning about it: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2007/feb2007/brze-f02_prn.shtml
And what are we hearing from these phoney Democratic hopefuls who say they're all for peace in Iraq now that the American people have spoken???
from "Clinton, Edwards and Obama: Strike Iran"
"U.S. policy must be clear and unequivocal: We cannot, we should not, we must not permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons,'' Clinton told the crowd of Israel supporters. "In dealing with this threat ... no option can be taken off the table.''
Barack Obama has also been upfront about how he would deal with Iran, arguing that he would not rule out the use of force and supports surgical strikes of alleged nuclear sites in the country if diplomacy (read: coercion) fails.
"Let me be clear: Under no circumstances can Iran be allowed to have nuclear weapons ... The vast majority of people are concerned about what is going on in Iraq. This will make the American people reticent toward going for Iran. But I think the American people are smart if they are told the truth, and if they trust their president. So Americans can be educated to come along with what needs to be done with Iran."
We need better candidates than these sold-out schlubs. Is there anyone left in the Senate not in the pocket of AIPAC or the war profiteers???
It's not a big jump to see how unprovoked attacks on Iran can lead to WWIII. The population of Iran is 3-5 times the size of Iraq, and its army and population have not been decimated by a decade of economic sactions. Russia and China have shown particular interest in what is going to happen next. Don't forget they *do* have nuclear weapons that can reach our shores. And the world has a billion Muslims who aren't going to be too happy about any of this, either. I've heard all this entire plan is straight out of PNAC's playbook, "Rebuilding America's Defenses" http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3249.htm (It's been a while since I've read it, however, I don't have my own computer and have limited time on the internet).
There's something *you* can do, personally, to at least make your voice heard on this issue! Call or visit your representives and tell them we need to take the idea of Iranian air strikes OFF the table and investigations leading to the impeachment of Bush/Cheney ON the table!
And let's get behind some better candidates, for heaven's sake!