We interrupt our program of political snark to bring you this news: The Bush Administration is still trying to start World War III.
In the run up to the il fate Iraq war, we were fed a series of distortions and out right lies. There were any number of people trying to point this out but one stands above all others, former UN weapons inspector, Scott Ritter, who is also a former Republican. Ritter went on record stating that, as leader of the UN Inspection team in Iraq, he could state with near 100% certainty that Saddam had no WMD's, no capability for WMD's, and way to get that capability. Ritter was excoriated by Bushco...Only he was 100% correct in all of his pronouncements. The justifications for the Iraq war were simply fabricated by the minions of Dick Cheney and George Bush, as has been born out by years of searching high and low for WMD's that simply do not exist.
Scott Ritter was correct. I mention that because, as a very astute analyst with a superior track record of being correct, Scott Ritter has other things to say...Like this:
"We take a look at the military buildup, we take a look at the rhetoric, we take a look at the diplomatic posturing, and I would say that it’s a virtual guarantee that there will be a limited aerial strike against Iran in the not-so-near future—or not-so-distant future, that focuses on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Command. And if this situation spins further out of control, you would see these aerial strikes expanding to include Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and some significant command and control targets."
He also points out that once again...there is no reason to do this.
Who is pushing this? I know ...John McCain...but really, who is pushing John McCain, who is after all just another in a long line of lackeys for the big corporations who feed on war, like Exxon-Mobil, Halliburton, Blackwater, Bechtel Jacobs, and General Electric? Oh, wait...
Quote of the Day: ...asked this morning by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos if she could name a single economist who backs her call for a gas tax holiday this summer, HRC said "I'm not going to put my lot in with economists."