The Nation, Aug 23, 2007
reaching previously unimaginable levels of violence, with the US
military stretched to the breaking point and with America's
international reputation in tatters, it's remarkable that any
sane person could argue for a preemptive US attack against Iran.
But there do seem to be some in government and the media calling
for this course of action.
reported that the balance in the internal White House debate
over Iran has shifted back in favor of military action before
President George Bush leaves office in 18 months. Dick
Cheney--no surprise!--is said to be strongly in favor of an
attack while Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates are resisting
him. More recently, ex-CIA agent Robert Baer writing in Time
argued that an attack could be imminent.
You'd think that
complete failure in Iraq would give even the neo-cons pause here
but the drumbeat has now been taken up by Fox News, which, as an
new video by Robert Greenwald and
Brave New Films shows,
has been using jingoistic programming to push the nation into an
attack. Unproven allegations detailing Iran's supposed rapid
nuclear arms build-up (sound familiar?) are juxtaposed with
military "experts" making the case for war without the nuisance
of having to debate voices opposed to a military strike.
Watch the video
Then, pass it on
your name to almost 40,000 other Americans on a letter to
Fox's fellow networks asking them not to follow Fox down the
road to war.
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