Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Is War with Iran Imminent?

William Rivers Pitt has an alarming essay entitled "Attack on Iran: A Looming Folly" that is posted on the Truthout website. Pitt examines the political, economic and military ramifications of such an action.

Pitt, however, is most certainly wrong about the U.S. launching a first strike on Iran. Yesterday, the U.K. Herald reported that Israel is making plans to launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. The frightening scenario that Pitt describes could easily follow from our defending Israel after a retaliatory counterstrike by Iran on Israel.

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