Spinning the State of the Union – The Boston Globe

I really liked this article form the Boston Globe about the upcoming state of the union.  It offers a realistic imagination based on current trends and news reports, public statements and political environment – a sampling of the themes Bush/Cheney/Rove axis may sound out.  Here is the part on Iran…

Link: Spinning the State of the Union – The Boston Globe.

The Boy Who Cried Nukes. On Iran, watch for stern saber-rattling without a realistic plan to contain Iran’s alarming nuclear ambitions. As former senior national security official Flynt Leverett wrote in a brilliant New York Times piece last week, it’s clear that Bush targeted the wrong member of the ”axis of evil" (Iraq) and the wrong strategy to contain it. In 2002-03, the Iranians, then under more moderate leadership, wanted to constructively engage with the United States to resolve differences. Bush blew them off and focused obsessively on Iraq, which turned out not to have nuclear capabilities. The Iranians, who really do have the ability to build nukes, then elected a truly dangerous radical who is expanding his nation’s nuclear program. Having bogged down in Iraq, Bush has neither the forces nor the strategy to deal with a real menace partly of his own making in Iran.

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2 responses to “Spinning the State of the Union – The Boston Globe

  1. What do you make of France’s Chiracs threats to Iran?

    Pretty tough stuff.

    Also here is text of Teamster’s letter asking for release of jailed union letters in Iran.

  2. The Rev. Who Cried Cult. . .

    It’s clear that Rev. Ray Drennan targeted the wrong member of the “excess of evil” (Unitarian Church of Montreal) and the wrong strategy to contain him. . .

    In 1996-1999, The Emerson Avenger, then under more moderate leadership, wanted to constructively engage with Unitarians to resolve differences. Unitarians blew him off and focused obsessively on his “disruptive behaviour” which turned out not to have nuclear capabilities.

    Having bogged down in New Brunswick, Drennan has neither the forces nor the strategy to deal with a real menace largely of his own making in Montreal.

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