The US public might be bamboozled into thinking that there is a reason for war against the people of Iran--the world suffers no such delusion. This is from the Iranian site Tehran Times:
Following is the text of statement issued by former Mlaysian prime minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on November 16:
After the devastation in Iraq, where more than a million Iraqi citizens have been killed, millions displaced as refugees in neighboring countries, and the barbarity committed in Abu Gharib and Guantanamo Bay, one would have thought war as an option to resolve international disputes would be rejected except as last resort or in self-defense.
But war drums are beating loudly again and young men and women are being trained to wage another murderous war, this time against another hapless country, Iran. The alleged claim, for which the world's citizens are called into support, is that Iran is producing nuclear weapons.
They lied regarding the WMD in Iraq.
Now, despite statements by the IAEA that there is no evidence of Iran embarking on any nuclear weapons program, the warmongering nations are once again claiming otherwise and demanding this to be an excuse to war. Clearly they are lying again. Once again they want an excuse for going against another oil rich country which is also a Muslim country.
Israel has now called for the dismissal of ElBaradei for reporting the truth about the current state of affairs in Iran. Britain's Prime Minister has however issued a statement that Britain would support and lead in the war against Iran. President Bush and Vice President Cheney are equally, if not more belligerent in calling for a war against Iran.
War is mass murder.
It is uncivilized. Is the world going back to the age when disputes for honor were settled by duels in which the more proficient with weapons always had the upper hand? Are we to condone the mass killings of innocent civilians because of the folly and blood lust of their government leaders as was the case in World War I and World War II?
Let us not repeat a century of killings and mass murder by WMDs with another century of mass murder and killings of the innocent.
Peace and peaceful resolutions of disputes must prevail.
I therefore call upon all world leaders, secular and religious, to join me in this global effort to condemn wars and to promote the peaceful resolution of the present U.S.-Iran dispute and all future international disputes.
God willing our efforts will succeed.