Monday, January 17, 2005

Next up, Iran 2

. . . Bush has an aggressive and ambitious agenda for using that control—against the mullahs in Iran and against targets in the ongoing war on terrorism—during his second term. The C.I.A. will continue to be downgraded, and the agency will increasingly serve, as one government consultant with close ties to the Pentagon put it, as “facilitators” of policy emanating from President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. This process is well under way.

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Sy Hersh in the New Yorker. Read it and weep.

Update: 18:20:


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If we are, as Mr. Hersh asserts, sending troops into Iran via Afghanistan, it would seem that we are using forces against the territorial integrity of Iran. If we have done so, it would seem that we have committed acts of war against Iran. But wait, only Congress can declare war, you may say. Well then, must we conclude that Il Ducetto has violated the Constitution in a not trivial way?

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Update: 18:35:

The Dog

. . . The lessons the White House believes it has learned from the Iraq fiasco? Political. I wonder what that means: arresting protestors?

Indeed. We are doing things under the guise of democracy and freedom that amount to an Imperial manifest. America has begun to be, and will become if we don't do something, a totalitarian state.

And all the Pentagram has to say? The article was "riddled with errors". They don't deny shit though, do they?

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