Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Idiocy on Iran

Lot's of other folks have said it, but this is just full-blown batshit crazy. Declaring that another nations army is a "terrorist organization":

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 — The Bush administration is preparing to declare that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps is a foreign terrorist organization, senior administration officials said Tuesday.

The Cheney really wants a war with Iran, even though it would be the worst idea possible.

In the internal debate over American policy toward Iran, Ms. Rice has succeeded over the last year in holding the Bush administration to a diplomatic course in which America and five other world powers have used the Security Council to impose sanctions to try to get Tehran to suspend its enrichment of uranium.

But in recent months, there has been resurgent debate within the administration about whether the diplomatic path is working, with aides to Vice President Dick
said to be among those pushing for greater consideration of military options.

We actually need Iran's help with both Iraq and Afghanistan, and it's available:

Realities on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq, however, are slowly revealing the incoherence (or impracticality) of Bush’s policies. Karzai talks about Iran’s helpful role in Afghanistan and acts accordingly while al-Maliki’s government in Iraq pleas for the continuation of US-Iran security talks before al-Maliki himself (along with his foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari) takes off for Iran in a few days for the government of Iraq’s own security talks with Iran.

There was a time when we could have worked with Iran. Shrub screwed that idea:

There was a time in Iran, during the reformist era of Mohammad Khatami, when the Iranian leadership thought that Iran’s cooperation in Afghanistan and the negotiations over the nuclear issue would eventually open the path for a broader framework within which matters of contention between the two countries could be resolved. The Bush Administration's rejection of reformist overtures and the fiasco in Iraq set the stage for the rise of a hard-line foreign policy in Iran.

Military action against Iran is the absolute worst possible disaster for America. Should we attack Iran, the rest of the world would be justified in declaring the U.S. a "terrorist organization".


Jess Wundrun said...

Matty Boy posits that Karl Rove himself was able to hold Cheney off the Iran warpath, an idea I find plausible.

Keep your eye on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. These are all oil rich areas that are negotiating terms for an oil pipeline (does any of this sound familiar- like say, Afghanistan, 2001?) that will supply oil to Russia and Europe.

It is always about the oil.

pygalgia said...

I know. It scares me how much I know about how these fools 'think'.