Kathy at Stone Soup Musings posted a link to Lie By Lie:Chronicle of a war foretold over at Mother Jones that lists every lie told by the Bush administration about Iraq, as well as every contrary piece of intelligence that turned out to be the truth.It's a fascinating database that shows that although the Bush administration said they were doing everything to avoid war with Iraq, they were actually doing everything in their power to take us to war with Iraq.
History repeats itself.
In an interview with CNN, UN Ambassador John Bolton said,"We’re exercising a lot of diplomatic activity to try and resolve this peacefully." Of course the Bush administration has refused to meet or negotiate with anyone from Teheran to try to resolve this, so how they think they are using diplomacy is beyond me.
On March 3, 2003, George Bush said,"We are doing everything we can to avoid war with Iraq."
Weapons inspectors in Iran found no evidence Iran has a weapons program. On January 9, 2003, Hans Blix appeared before the UN, and stated the same thing.
To those who think the Bush regime won't start another war, Bolton said,"No President charged with defending the American people takes the military option off the table."
To those who think our forces are stretched too thin now, there is a draft resolution in committee right now. But there are others who feel we can take Iran with out putting a single "boot on the ground".
Part of this summer's war in Lebanon was an effort to disarm Hizb-Ullah, so it can not retaliate against Israel when the nukes are dropped. The destruction of the Lebanese infrastructure was to prevent the Iranians from using Lebanon as a place to launch military initiatives against Israel when Iran is nuked. The rhetoric is amping up,and it's not a matter of if, but of when.
Iran has repeatedly offered to suspend it's uranium enrichment in exchange for security guarantees, guarantees the US will not take military action against it, guarantees the US will not give. So this war is not about Iran's nuclear ambitions at all, any more than the war in Iraq was about 9/11 or WMD. It's all about the neofascist plan for a new American century, and it doesn't matter how many Americans oppose it, the Bush regime will take on Iran. The diplomacy ruse, like so many other words spilling from their mouths, is just another lie.