Saturday, April 08, 2006

Congress to fold on war with Iran.

Sy Hersh writes in the April 17th issue of the New Yorker that the administration is preparing a massive airstrike on Iran, which will include tactical nuclear weapons.

How is Congress going to handle this you ask? Just like they handled Iraq, roll over and play dead.

Hersh writes that:

"In recent weeks, the President has quietly initiated a series of talks on plans for Iran with a few key senators and members of Congress, including at least one Democrat. A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, who did not take part in the meetings but has discussed their content with his colleagues, told me that there had been 'no formal briefings,' because 'they're reluctant to brief the minority. They're doing the Senate, somewhat selectively.'

The House member said that no one in the meetings 'is really objecting' to the talk of war. 'The people they're briefing are the same ones who led the charge on Iraq. At most, questions are raised: How are you going to hit all the sites at once? How are you going to get deep enough?" (Iran is building facilities underground.) 'There's no pressure from Congress not to take military action,'the House member added. 'The only political pressure is from the guys who want to do it.' Speaking of President Bush, the House member said, "The most worrisome thing is that this guy has a messianic vision."

Gosh, this sounds familiar doesn't it?


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