Here We Go Again!
It doesn’t seem that with our current leadership in DC (a little tyrant in the White House and an opposition party afraid to oppose him), it is going to be possible to avoid a confrontation with Iran, and by confrontation, I mean an all out aerial assault by US military forces on that country. I expect to see the same kind of trumped up intelligence, the same kind of fear based rhetoric and the same kind of misleading public statements that we saw in the lead up to the Iraq invasion, recycled this time around with Iran.
There is a very real debate to be had about the threat of allowing Iran to become a nuclear power and how the international community can best help create peace and stability in the Middle East, but that is not the debate that this country will have as we head toward war with Iran. Instead, our politicians will debate what it means to be “tough on terrorism”. It’s sad really, but American politics is not about what’s best for the country anymore, it’s about who can come out on top and with the most money to show for their efforts.
War used to be a serious topic and war was once viewed as a last resort, a step not to be taken lightly by a democratic country. With this administration, wars are started in the middle of the night, achieved through arm-twisting and manipulation and then sold to the American people after the fact using any justification that fits the current mood. We have become the aggressor country thanks to the Bush doctrine. How American is that?