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
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
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
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.