Thursday, September 21, 2006

Cheney On Iran - January, 2005

Amid all this hoo-haw over Iran, and their nuclear capabilities, my Dad reminded me of somthing that happened almost 2 years ago. 'Swingin' Dick Cheney was interviewed by Don Imus, and he all but urged Israel to attack Iran.
"Given the fact that Iran has a stated policy that their objective is the destruction of Israel, the Israelis might well decide to act first, and let the rest of the world worry about cleaning up the diplomatic mess afterwards," Cheney said. (nudge nudge, wink wink)
This was pretty much an open invitation for Israel to go after Iran, with the implicit blessing of the US.

Nobody paid a lot of attention to this at the time, (except my Dad, who said he got chills up and down his spine when he heard Darth Cheney say that) but in retrospect, we can see the truth in what people have been saying for a while now - that Iran has been in the Administration's sights for some time.

First, the deploring and the head-shaking. Then, the discussion of diplomatic solutions, with force only being considered 'as a last resort'.

'Last resort' my ass. The minute they say the word 'force', it's a done deal. It's been a done deal. Next step: offer the Iranians some bogus conditions that they could not and should not possibly comply with. Then, when the 'offer' is rejected, with sighs and long faces, the Administration sorrowfully concludes, with a heavy heart, that there is no alternative but to go and bomb the shit out of those dastardly villains, all the while telling the Iranians how much we love them.

Remember, this was right after the second (or third) Diebold miracle, and this interview was given a couple of hours before the KKofK's inaugural address. Watch the charade play out - it's the best show in town.

Update: Jolly Roger at Reconstitution sends this link - definitely a word to the wise. Do read.


Jolly Roger said...

If this happens, the fate of American forces in Iraq is 100% sealed. American commanders know it, Moqtada knows it, and the Iranians know it.

I hope to (place favorite Deity here) that the officers will stop this one before it starts. We already know from the denunciations earlier this year (and the stunning denunciations of high-ranking officers still active in the military very recently) that the brass is about fed up with the Chimperor and "Deferment Dick."

Alicia Morgan said...

Whoa, JR - that's really frightening stuff. How soon can we get these nutballs out of power?

I'm going to add your link to the post.

Robert Rouse said...

Alicia, I've come up with a new term to describe asshats like Cheney, Bush, Rove - well, you know who the gang who couldn't truth straight is. I've started calling them Neoconvicts. Spread the word!

Alicia Morgan said...

Excellent, RObert! I'll be using that. Thanks! I can't wait till they're real convicts.

DivaJood said...

Part of the five year plan: the PNAC had a five year plan that began with Iraq; Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Bosnia and Somolia are all part of the plan - a new American Century.

Alicia Morgan said...

It's a new American century, all right - the 10th Century!

Unknown said...

I got chills too, Alicia. Blasty McBirdshot is the SCARIEST PERSON ALIVE.

10th century indeed. Yep. Back to the dark ages with us! Our torture chambers are ready!