Posted by: Nick Poma | December 5, 2007

Bush still wants War with Iran

            Intelligence agencies have recently placed the President in the hot seat over the issue of nuclear weapons development in Iran. The administration has been doing some heavy talking regarding the Middle Eastern country, but now the cat is out of the bag and it has the administration and its supporters still clamoring to make the case for war.

            It seems that Democrats are at a loss as to why the President is still preaching the attack on Iran, but it should be everybody that is wondering what is truly behind this drive to destroy the Iranian regime. One of the reasons that we went to war with Iraq was due in large part to what is now said to have been bad intelligence. Apparently, the lessons had not been learned and the current administration was ready to start World War 3 with the intelligence they say was reliable.

            Nevertheless, it has now come out that the intelligence that Iran had suspended its nuclear weapons program as far back as 2003. It seems to me that the administration would have had full knowledge of this information and we can only conclude that the President and those in his inner circle were again willing to lie to the American people in order to foster another war.

            This new information does not seem to be stopping the President from continuing with his song and dance about the need for war with Iran. Although the war drums are quieted now, it will not take much for the administration to bring them to a crescendo again. The administration has even gone so far as to say that the Iranian government somehow influenced the report and are deceiving the security agencies and the United Nations into believing they are not working on nuclear weapons. This story sounds very familiar and is the reason we went into Iraq, even though to date, no weapons of mass destruction have been found.

            It is no longer expedient to give this administration the benefit of the doubt in these matters. The President and all of those around him must be held accountable for their actions. Impeachment might be a good start, however, because of the severity of the consequences of their actions it should be considered that these people should be criminally prosecuted.

            The Bush administration is not the only people culpable in the un-Constitutional wars, which the United States has engaged in. The House, the Senate, and the Judiciary are in place as checks and balances against a President that would assume control over the nation, and that is exactly what happened. The members that comprise these institutions allowed these things to happen whether it was through fear of imminent attack from forces outside of the United States, from coercion, or from engaging in partisan politics.

            The American people should be grateful to those individuals that went public with this report. It was apparently not something that the President wanted released and with the rhetoric heating up as it was, if it were not for this information coming to light, the United States would have surely found itself engaged in another war within a years time.


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