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Drums of War

The New York Times is accused of beating the drums of war by printing an editorial advocating a military strike against Iran.

“Just a few of the latest incidents: we’ve been leaked the news that Barack Obama is almost powerless to stop Israel from attacking Iran, should it choose to do so. Yet more supposedly secret and hitherto overlooked documents have surfaced, purporting to contain evidence of a weapons program in Iran. And, most significantly, the US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new sanctions against Iran. (The Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act was co-authored by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a representative with apparently very flexible parameters when it comes to condemning ‘terrorism’.) I raise the subject again now because of a nagging suspicion, deep down, that all this is rather more than just a random collection of discrete incidents. True, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Bolton are no longer in a position to act, but it still seems as if this conversation is heading right back to the same conclusions that those gentlemen were advocating back in 2007.”


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