October 25, 2007

What's really going on with the cry for war with Iran?

I've had many commenters of the right wing variety eager to make the argument (read: parrot the propaganda they're fed) that Iran is really, really scary and dangerous, and gol darn it, we oughta attack them too.

Before any of them, or anyone else, thinks they know the score about U.S./ Iran relations, they should take the time to watch this outstanding Frontline piece (if you haven't seen it already). It provides some crucial perspective on both the history of our dealings with Iran, and what the current political situation is within Iran. Most right wingers (and others) are completely ignorant of both.

You can view the show in it's entirety online here.

If you're at all concerned about living through another calamitous ill-informed rush to war, then you owe it to yourself to give this some attention. I'm sure you'll find it interesting.

3 Comments:

At 10/27/2007 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you planning on covering the fact that there was NOT ONE AMERICAN DEATH IN IRAQ last week? I know that the liberal media won't.

Appears as things indeed are going in the United States favor in Iraq.

I bet this makes the Democrats squirm - as they are invested in defeat.

 
At 10/27/2007 12:23 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Democrats would welcome that news, if it were true.

Of course, you're wrong... and in the case of dozens of people in Iraq, dead wrong.

Here's a link reporting a soldier murdered by a roadside bomb yesterday apparently.

http://www.star-telegram.com/279/story/282291.html

10 other violent deaths were reported, including a teacher who was shot in the eyes and murdered yesterday in Bagdhad.

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7008952253

8 Killed and 13 wounded in an attack on a restaurant.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-7028574,00.html

Yep, Iraq is as peaceful as Keokuk, IA on a Sunday afternoon.

Democrats aren't "invested" in defeat, Bush, the Republicans, and YOU are the ones solidly invested in defeat. You INSIST on it, bray like hyenas that we HAVE to continue all the way to total defeat.

You defend the losing efforts in Iraq like it's your personal war. So it's YOU who's completely invested in this defeat, NOT those who want to end it.

 
At 10/28/2007 6:00 PM, Anonymous yinn said...

If there are indeed fewer deaths than before, they might partially be explained by the practice of "Search and Avoid:"

"Iraq war veterans now stationed at a base here say that morale among U.S. soldiers in the country is so poor, many are simply parking their Humvees and pretending to be on patrol, a practice dubbed 'search and avoid' missions."

 

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