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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 09:16 AM

The Playbook

From an interview with rummy on 3.30.2003 on ABC:

http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?transcriptid=2185

SEC. RUMSFELD: Not at all. If you think -- let me take that, both pieces -- the area in the south and the west and the north that coalition forces control is substantial. It happens not to be the area where weapons of mass destruction were dispersed. We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.


The 2012 version:


http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/mark-steel/mark-steel-iraq-was-such-a-laugh-lets-do-it-to-iran-16122169.html

Mark Steel: Iraq was such a laugh, let's do it to Iran
Friday, 24 February 2012

Governments and commentators keen on promoting a war against Iran should be stridently opposed, not so much because of the threat to world peace, but because their reasons display a shocking lack of imagination.

The most common one is that Iran has "Weapons of Mass Destruction". How pathetic to pick the same excuse twice in a row. They should make it more interesting, by revealing evidence that Ahmadinejad has built a Terminator, or plans to fill the Strait of Hormuz with a giant Alka-Seltzer so the Persian Gulf fizzes over Kuwait.

What's become of Western leaders, that they can't think up new stories to justify a military attack? Are they going to re-use all the old ones, so if this doesn't work William Hague will say "Iran is threatening the sovereignty of Prussia".

That would be more persuasive than the US government's effort, reported in the Wall Street Journal as "US officials say they believe Iran recently gave freedom to five top al-Qa'ida operatives". It's as if the last outing was such a laugh, they want to do everything exactly the same. The British are probably already on the lookout for a weapons expert with suicidal tendencies.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 09:37 AM

1. Do you think this current gov't is 'promoting' a war w/Iran? I don't. Rummy-yes, he did.

I don't trust anything coming from any source called the Telegraph either.

Didn't Panetta say recently there are no nukes developed in Iran at the moment?

And good morning, uhc.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 10:38 AM

3. Greeat post

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 06:14 AM

4. K&R

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 06:43 AM

5. 'Deja Vu (All over again)' ...

...was the title of John Fogerty's anti-Iraq War song...




The same John Fogerty who, as the frontman for Credence Clearwater Revival, wrote the VN War anthem, 'Fortunate Son'...




This shit's getting old for our Iraq War vets, and for a lot of us VN War vets. And we know, too intimately, the cost of of the plans in their playbook...

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