January 19, 2005
More wars?

Today, I had a flashback - a conversation I had with KB a few days before the 2004 election. As usual, like other pseudo-Europeans, he was having enormous fun with what he considers the era of 'decline and fall of American power' and found my agonizations over the US election ridiculous. His point of view was - how can it get any worse? The worst is over. The deficit is already huge. Iraq is already a basket case. Europe would not lend any additional troops no matter who becomes the president. Neither would the other middle eastern countries lend a hand. Whoever wins the presidency would have to wade through muck anyway. I feebly countered that if Bush wins, (among other things) there is the threat of war in Iran. Before I could say anything else - he laughed. And after a while, I laughed too. After all, Neocons couldn't be serious about another war in the middle east, right?

Right?

This week, Saymour Hersh has a new article in the New Yorker called The coming wars.

If you feel that it is time to educate yourself about the back story on Iran, check out All the Shah's men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

Posted by Kaushik at January 19, 2005 08:16 AM | TrackBack
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