The Israeli Army has re-occupied
What is much more distressing is Seymour Hersh’s piece in the current New Yorker, arguing, based on several well-placed and informative sources, that the Bush Administration leadership is very serious about mounting an aerial attack on Iran, and that Rumsfeld, Cheney and President Bush were talked out of using a nuclear weapon against underground facilities only with the greatest difficulty. Hersh indicates that the Administration opened negotiations—albeit with the proviso that Iran must, in effect, surrender in advance by pledging to halt uranium enrichment—only to shore up public and international opinion preparatory to war. Bush, he says, thinks of himself as Winston Churchill, refusing to appease despite public and international apathy. This is a terrible analogy—only after the extent of the Nazi threat had become unmistakably clear because of Nazi aggression did Churchill ever get into power—but it undoubtedly represents the neoconservative self-image.
In fact, it seems to me, the I also believe that many leading nations will formally renounce our world leadership.
I also believe that many leading nations will formally renounce our world leadership.
This potential crisis, in my opinion, is an almost totally self-inflicted wound, parallel, as I suggested two weeks ago, to
The possibility of fundamentalist control of the
According to Hersh, senior military officers are now stressing the negative political consequences of an attack on
Hersh’s article can be read at http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060710fa_fact.