Saturday, April 08, 2006

George Bush is Completely Insane

AMERICAblog is just one of many blogs that picked up Sy Hersh's truly terrifying story about Dear Leader King George Bush's plan to use nuclear weapons in an attack against Iran:
I don't even know where to begin with this. The story is from the New Yorker's Seymour Hersh, who unfortunately gets his stories right. Bush is planning to attack Iran with a massive massive attack. He's afraid Iran is developing nukes, so the idea is to launch a devastating attack against Iran so that - get this - the Iranians rise up against their own government. Sound familiar?

From the New Yorker: One former defense official, who still deals with sensitive issues for the Bush Administration, told me that the military planning was premised on a belief that “a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government.” He added, “I was shocked when I heard it, and asked myself, ‘What are they smoking?’ ”

One of the military’s initial option plans, as presented to the White House by the Pentagon this winter, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites.

[. . .]

Late this winter, the Joint Chiefs of Staff sought to remove the nuclear option from the evolving war plans for Iran—without success, the former intelligence official said. “The White House said, ‘Why are you challenging this? The option came from you.’ ”

Are they fucking serious? Nuclear weapons? What in the hell has happened to our country, when this is even considered by anyone? Bush and the Neo-cons have learned nothing from their utterly failed war in Iraq, and are set to repeat all the same mistakes in Iran, with the added bonus of using the Nuclear option (ha. yay for gallows humor.)

There are massive walkouts and sitdowns planned all across the nation on April 10th to force a dialogue between immigrants and the rest of the country. I'll be watching that protest with great interest, because I've been saying for years that the only way we can get our government to pull their faces out of the trough and listen to The People is to pull off Ghandi-like national strikes for days at a time.

Maybe Americans will listen to Bush's plan to have people "rise up against their own goverment" in a massive, non-violent, national sitdown and we can start the long process of bringing back the America we all knew from five years of abuse by Bush, the Republican-controlled Congress, and the neo-cons.

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