I put this here as a bookmarking reminder. Because it's quite possible that in the next 172 days it will suddenly appear as if Iran has done something heinous to:
– Our Country
– Our Way of Life
– Our Boys
And the media will jump all over it and go "yes, sir!" when suddenly our Newly Popular Incompetent Incumbent Boob in the Oval Office (NPIIBOO if you must) decides that War, She Is Inevitable Now.
Here's what you should read before any of that happens, so when it does happen, you can shake your head and go, "Nope. No, I don't like it" like Mr. Horse from the Ren & Stimpy cartoons. Then you can call bullshit. Like we all should have done (more loudly for some of us) back when Colin Powell was testifying before the United Nations. Or before we ever heard of "yellowcake."
Here's a quote from the article:
Speaking at the Campus Progress journalism conference earlier this month, Seymour Hersh — a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist
for The New Yorker — revealed that Bush administration officials held a
meeting recently in the Vice President’s office to discuss ways to
provoke a war with Iran….
This idea, intended to provoke an Iran
war, was ultimately rejected:
HERSH: There was a dozen ideas proffered about
how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t
we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like
Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next
time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.
Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can’t have
Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of
stuff we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected.
(Via Think Progress)