Seymour Hersh's Shifting Targets

by alphamonkey on October 1, 2007 · 0 comments

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Shifting TargetsSpeaking of Iran, my personal favorite investigative print journalist lays out a rather frightening article detailing how the Bush Administration has slowly but surely started moving their Middle Eastern sights a little East of Iraq in the New Yorker Article, ‘Shifting Targets‘.

From the article…

At a White House meeting with Cheney this summer, according to a former senior intelligence official, it was agreed that, if limited strikes on Iran were carried out, the Administration could fend off criticism by arguing that they were a defensive action to save soldiers in Iraq. If Democrats objected, the Administration could say, “Bill Clinton did the same thing; he conducted limited strikes in Afghanistan, the Sudan, and in Baghdad to protect American lives.” The former intelligence official added, “There is a desperate effort by Cheney et al. to bring military action to Iran as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the politicians are saying, ‘You can’t do it, because every Republican is going to be defeated, and we’re only one fact from going over the cliff in Iraq.’ But Cheney doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the Republican worries, and neither does the President.”

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