Sunday, February 04, 2007

Forget Bush-Impeach Cheney

A new report by a coalition of unions, faith groups and think tanks in Great Britain has said that war with Iran would be 'disastrous'. Besides destabilizing Iraq, undermining hopes for Iraeli-Palestinian peace, and emboldening hard-liners in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government, an attack could also drive up fuel prices, harming economies around the world(although providing more record profits for oil companies like Exxon-Mobil). But it's not only this coalition that has said this, there's also three US ex-military leaders who have stated this as well. Of course, there were a lot of people who said the war in Iraq would be disastrous, and nobody in the present administration listened to them, either.
Remember when the insurgency was in it's last throes? That was almost two yeas ago, but now, apparently, it's being aided by Iran, or so we're told. Of course, there's no intelligence to back up that claim, or at least nothing has been manufactured yet (like the forged yellow cake uranium receipts at the center of the plamegate case). The whole Scooter Libby case is about attempting to cover up the fact that the Bush administration knew the documents it was using were in fact a lie.
Over in Iran, they opened up one of it's nuclear sites to ambasadors and reporters, to prove they are not hiding anything. I can think of another Middle eastern country that has nuclear weapons, who would never agree to that, even as they push the US to attack Iran. Their lobby is so powerful, that even candidates for the opposition party feel compelled to stand before them and advance the lobby's agenda, ahead of American interests.
But don't expect congress to do anything to stop an attack. They're still debating a non-binding resolution on Iraq, which is kind of like debating which Super Bowl commercials were the most effective in June.
In 2005, Dick Cheney said that people who dared to question the White House's use of prewar intelligence were "reprehensible and dishonest" as well as "corrupt and shameless". This from a guy who manipulated intelligence (dishonest) to start a war that made a ton of money for his former company (corrupt and shameless)then oued an intelligence agent whose husband dared to expose his lies (which is an act of treason in war time) is fairly reprehensible himself. Cheney is the one within the administration who is pushing for an attack on Iran, even going as far as having CENTCOM draw up plans for a nuclear strike against Iran in 2005. And if Cheney did direct Scooter Libby to out Valerie Plame, then there is a strong case for impeachment.


Anonymous said... know I'm all for it. Start with the Veep and work your way up.

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pissed off patricia said...

I wish someone besides us elite liberal bloggers were paying attention to exactly what is coming from the Libby trial. Sadly, it seems no one really cares.

If taxes were raised to finance this war, the general public would demand we end it. Lots of people only pay attention when you nudge them in their wallet.

azgoddess said...

i think we need to turn off all tv stations -- at the same time..

this would wake people up -- geeze, they now think that the winner of survivor is more important than -- well anything...

Kathy said...

Is there even time for impeachment? Even John Conyers has changed his mind on that.

Undeniable Liberal said...

We're told the Sunni insurgents are bad, but they're backed by Bush's oil rich Saudi pals. The Shiites are the side we seem to be backing in Iraq, but the Iranians who are helping them are bad. We are talking about attacking Iran, but not Saudi Arabia.
Diplomacy has been mentioned by the ISG and others. Hafuckingha. History has shown it's impossible to negotiate with religous fanatics. In this case both the leader of Iran and the US fall under that category.

sumo said...

I agree with POP.

Lizzy said...

Even John Conyers? What the fuck?!!

Snave said...

I think UL is right on, religious fanatics are leading both Iran and the U.S.

Cheney is an evil dude. I think it would be o.k. to impeach him too, and I'm hoping the Libby trial will uncover enough evidence to lead to such an outcome.

What about impeaching Alberto Gonzales? I think that might be a good place to begin, it would show the other jerks that concerned Americans mean business.

Betty Cracker said...

It's a brilliant plan -- Cheney would take the Shrub down with him. He only puts up with the sniveling cretin because it gives him cover to perform his evil machinations.