Sunday, January 16, 2005

Is Bush Preparing for War in Iran?

Reuters is reporting that an article in New Yorker magazine says, "The civilians in the Pentagon want to go into Iran and destroy as much of the military infrastructure as possible" and that "The United States has been conducting secret reconnaissance missions inside Iran to help identify potential nuclear, chemical and missile targets."

There is no doubt that our military is already being stretched to the limit in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now Bush is preparing for military action in Iran.

How many people still think this administration has made the world safer?

6 comments:

Rob said...

Draft...I feel it in the air...

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

So do I.

Anonymous said...

Rather than believing everything one reads in the press, perhaps it would be good to approach things with a critical eye (like you do the Bible, Bruce). The Pentagon has already criticized the story. It is true they did not deny operations were being conducted, but they didn't confirm them either, because that wouldn't be strategically smart. Even if this story were true, that does not mean that Bush is going to go to war. Don't be so paranoid.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do believe that in the long run the world will be safer because of the Bush administration's bold foreign policy. I see the current situation as being analogous to treating a cancer patient. The treatments for cancer can be as unpleasant as the disease itself but they are necessary if the patient is to live.

As for the draft, I am amazed and confused that so many people actually believe that's a possiblity.

Anonymous said...

oops. That last one was me.

Lynn
Reflections in d minor.

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

Lynn,

The source of the cancer depends upon who is making the diagnosis.

I would suggest that the cancer that threatens us is our nation's dependence on oil.

Had Reagan not cut Carter's programs to make this country energy independent, we would not be waging wars in Iraq and Iran.

Had Bush spent hundreds of billions of dollars building an infrastructure for hydrogen energy (fuel cell technology) instead of on waging war in Iraq, the world would be a lot safer place.

The course our nation is taking is not the only course that could have been taken.

Lest people think I'm just bashing Republicans, I believe that all Americans share collectively in our nation's guilt -- whether we voted for Reagan and/or Bush or not. It is time for those of us who realize this to stop compounding our guilt by remaining silent.