Drifting into war with Iran

Colonel Larry Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to Colin Powell when he was Secretary of State in the Bush administration, says the United States is on course to war with Iran.  He draws parallels to the buildup to the invastion of Iraq, the Vietnam conflict and the Bay of Pigs invasion.

His hope is that President Obama, while appeasing the congressional war hawks, is secretly engaged in negotiations with Iran.  It’s a sad state of affairs when the main hope for avoiding disaster is that the President of the United States is not doing what he appears to be doing.

The Republican candidates are all agreed except for Ron Paul agree that Iran is somehow a threat to the United States, and that war would be an answer.  As the Who Is IOZ? blogger commented, Newt Gingrich was called crazy for wanting to establish a lunar colony, but starting a war with Iran—that’s a perfectly rational thing to discuss.

Click on Another March to War? for Matt Taibbi’s thoughts in Rolling Stone.

Click on The View from Iran for a report by Der Spiegel, the German news magazine, on what Iranians think.

[Update 2/25/12]

Click on In Din Over Iran, Echoes of the Iraq War for an article in the New York Times.

Click on Experts Say Iran Attack Is Irrational, Yet Hawks Are Winning the Debate for an article by Peter Beinart for The Daily Beast.

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2 Responses to “Drifting into war with Iran”

  1. Atticus Finch Says:

    I read a few strongly conservative blogs, most just to disagree, and it frightens me how willing people are to go to War. They really have the feeling that if we don’t that Iran is going to get a nuclear weapon and send it across the pond to the US and destroy an entire city.

    Nevermind that there is no evidence (to my knowledge) that they are close to being able to do this, but that would also be suicide! Why are we so willing to go to war? It’s morally, economically, and constitutionally wrong to engage in preemptive war.

    Ron Paul was the only guy on stage that disagreed with another war in the middle east.


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