The Corpus Callosum

Iran Next?

I was href="http://corpus-callosum.blogspot.com/2006/01/soup.html">really
worried about Iran after the State of the Union Address this
year.  Although not many people shared my opinion, I thought
the most important aspect of the speech was the propaganda aspect, and
I thought that the biggest theme was to lay the groundwork for a war
against Iran.  

The rhetoric seemed to be heating up for a while, but has since faded.
 My thought on this, is that we would not be able to attack
Iran without instituting a military draft.  I think the
Administration has noted, correctly, that the American people would not
stand for that.  Despite their efforts, people are not getting
all riled up about the Islamic fascists.”  Rather, they are
getting sick of war.

So it was a bit of a shock for me, to see the attention payed to Sy
Hersch’s href="http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060821fa_fact">latest
article on the subject.   href="http://scienceblogs.com/mikethemadbiologist/2006/08/insane_about_iran.php">Mike
the Mad Biologist posted about it, as did Ron, at href="http://ronbeas2.blogspot.com/2006/08/practice-run.html">Middle
Earth Journal
, and href="http://cathiefromcanada.blogspot.com/2006/07/rogue-state.html">Cathie
From Canada
.  I’m sure a lot of others
have posted on it, too, but those are the ones that I’ve seen this
evening.  

Personally, I think that the risk of a war against Iran is not great.
 But it seems likely that it is a possibility.  I’m
writing this now, to urge people to be alert for propaganda that would
tend to move the country to a more belligerent posture.

Comments

  1. #1 Ron Beasley
    August 14, 2006

    Joseph
    I widh I could share your feeling that an attack on Iran was not likely but we are dealing with Dick Cheney here. As someone in the mental health field you must recognize a lunatic when you see one. My fear is that the lesson Cheney will learn from the Lebanon fiasco is that they should have used nukes. The man is simply criminally insane.

  2. #2 Joseph j7uy5
    August 14, 2006

    There’s no doubt that Cheney would do it if he could. He probably would vote for compulsory military service, for everyone with a family income less than $1,000,000/year. I don’t mean to imply that I am not worried about this at all, just that I worry less now. I do think the tide of public opinion is turning.

    I know I could be wrong about this. Even though the risk seems to be fading, it is not gone, and we all need to be alert to it.

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