Monday, March 24, 2008

Are Bush, McCain and General Betrayus Setting Stage for War With Iran?

Two news items over on the BCC site caught my attention. One reason for this, is the lack of any real overage here in America as the Iraq war seems to have fallen off the media network radar as the wrong war drags on, and the death toll on all sides mounts. The second reason these two articles caught my eye, is it gives credence to the BUZZ that George W. Bush will invade Iran, or take some time of military action against them before the fall elections. Such a tactic would burnish Senator McCain's claim that we need a WAR TIME President in office during these troubling times...after all, if we open up a new front with Iran, Israel as our partner, we all know that "All Hell" is going to break loose.

Sure some will howl at me bringing up General Betrayus again, but what else would you call a man that refuses to tell the whole truth, seems to now be contributing to George W. Bush's beating of the war drums against Iran. Cut our loses and bring our troops home before War Hawks like McCain and Bush trash the American Economy and throw us into a second Depression.

Gen David Petraeus
Gen Petraeus said he was surprised how Sunnis turned against al-Qaeda

The most senior US general in Iraq has said he has evidence that Iran was behind Sunday's bombardment of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

Gen David Petraeus told the BBC he thought Tehran had trained, equipped and funded insurgents who fired the barrage of mortars and rockets.

He said Iran was adding what he described as "lethal accelerants" to a very combustible mix.

There has as yet been no response from Iran to the accusations.

The rockets that were launched at the Green Zone yesterday, for example... were Iranian-provided, Iranian-made rockets

Gen David Petraeus
In response to the news that 4,000 US military personnel have now been killed in Iraq, he said it showed how much the mission had cost but added that Americans were realistic about it.

Dick Cheney (l) and Ehud Olmert (r), 22 March 2008
Mr Cheney (L) said both sides need to make concessions

US Vice-President Dick Cheney has said Palestinian militant group Hamas, along with Iran and Syria, is trying to torpedo the Middle East peace process.

Mr Cheney made the remarks after breakfast with Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, as he ended a tour of the Middle East.

He met Palestinian leaders on Sunday, saying both sides needed to make painful concessions to achieve peace.

A Palestinian state was long overdue, he said, but militant rocket attacks against Israel jeopardised this.

"There is evidence that Hamas is supported by Iran and Syria and they are doing everything they can to torpedo the peace process," Mr Cheney said.

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