Saturday, February 17, 2007

Isn't Iran A Sovereign Nation?

Continuing on the Bush administration policy of hypocrisy, the weapons used in an attack in Iran came from the US. Wasn't it last week that the Bush administration laid claims that weapons seized in Iraq came from Teheran? They then backed off the statement and said they were coming from Iran, but not the government. (You remember, these weapons)Meanwhile, US patrol ships are on alert in the Gulf, as the rhetoric escalates like US carrier groups there.
Then over in Afghanistan, al Qaida releases a video of it's attacks on US forces there. The "terrorist" organization is hiding out in Pakistan, which brings to mind Bush's oft-repeated statement:
"[w]e have made it clear to all nations that if you harbor terrorists, you are just as guilty as the terrorists, you are an enemy of the United States, and you will be held to account."

So shouldn't we threatening Pakistan? Well, according to Porter Goss:
when you go to the very difficult question of dealing with sanctuaries in sovereign states, you're dealing with a problem of our sense of international obligation, fair play."

In other words, we can't go into Pakistan because it's a sovereign state, even though it's harboring terrorists. But Iraq and Iran are sovereign nations, too, yet we didn't hesitate to invade them when they didn't harbor terrorists, and Iran even offered to help us with the Taleban in Afghanistan.
The "war on terror" began as we sought those responsible for the terrible attacks of 9/11. 9/11 was also used as a pretext for our invasion of Iraq, even though later, Bush admitted that there was no link.Now Bush isn't even bothering to link Iran to 9/11, instead relying on the resolution passed in 2002 granting him power to invade Iraq, which he acquired under false pretenses, (i.e., by lying). So while the politicians waste time arguing on whether to pass non-binding resolutions on Iraq, instead of investigating and impeaching those who manipulated intelligence to get their oppurtunity to wage an illegal war against a sovereign nation, the Bush cabal is planning to start another war, the third of his presidency. I guess George didn't have to clean his plate before he got dessert when he was a child.

8 comments:

Kvatch said...

In other words, we can't go into Pakistan because it's a sovereign state, even though it's harboring terrorists.

Yeah, but when the rubber hits the road, what Bu$hCo really worries about is that Pakistan has a large, well-armed military and "nuculer" weapons.

F*cking hypocrites!

Frederick said...

They're not terrorists when they are our own...seems to be the message.

Bill said...

Apparently, "leadership" has no capacity for understanding irony. Combined with their unlimited capacity for hypocrisy, well, the results are not that surprising.

I wasn't always cynical. It seems to have occured over the last 6 years. What a coincidence.

pissed off patricia said...

Weren't the 9-11 guys living in the US before that day?

Seems the yelling of "wolf" about Iran didn't work out as well as it did about Iraq. But I doubt they have given up on the idea of hitting Iran. They are denying they are planning an attack. As I recall, bush also denied having a plan on his desk to attack Iraq. I guess the plan was in the drawer, not on the desk.

azgoddess said...

baby bush and his toy soldiers...playing at war until his mommy calls him into eat dinner

and we are left to clean up the messes....sigh

Kathy said...

At least this time around we actually have some people asking questions and demanding evidence. Too bad it took all this carnage and expense to wake people up and finally get them to think for themselves.

GraemeAnfinson said...

Iran told the West it will stop its nuke program if we stop ours. I love it.

Snave said...

RIght on! Didn't Bush say that free nations don't develop and produce weapons of mass destruction? I believe he did... so doesn't that mean, therefore, that our country is not a free nation? It gets less that way every day, it seems...