Tuesday, May 20, 2008

'Bush Intends to Attack Iran before End of His Term'

"The disease must be treated - not its symptoms"

Hanan Awarekeh for al-Manar

US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran in the upcoming months, before the end of his term, Israeli Army Radio quoted officials in Jerusalem as saying Tuesday. The official claimed that a senior member of the president's entourage said during a closed meeting that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were of the opinion that military action was called for.

However, the official continued, "the hesitancy of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice" was preventing the administration from deciding to launch such an attack on the Islamic Republic.

The report said that according to assessments in Israel, recent turmoil in Lebanon, where according to them, “Hezbollah established control of the country”, was advancing an American attack.

Bush, the officials said, opined that Hezbollah’s show of strength was evidence of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's crowing influence. They said that according to Bush, "the disease must be treated - not its symptoms."
Commentary: What we have here is a clear insight into the minds of the Neocons for whom the disastrous situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, the humiliating defeat of Israel by Hezbollah in 2006, and the recent debacle of the Three Stooges in Lebanon are not all all seen as reasons not to go at war against Iran, but precisely the reasons to do just that. They see all this, and the de-facto stalemate in with Hamas in Gaza, as 'symptoms' of the 'Iranian disease'.

In other words, attacking Iran is, in the minds of the 'crazies', the very last hope to achieve some degree success after all, the last chance to undo all their other SNAFUs, and the only way prevent further humiliations.

Once you accept the premisses of the twisted logic of the Neocons you can only come to one conclusion: the attack on Iran is simply inevitable (barring some unforseen act of God).