Evil Iran, the new al-Qaeda By Pepe Escobar

Dandelion Salad

By Pepe Escobar
http://www.atimes.com
Apr 10, 2008

DUBLIN – “Iraq and its costs”, the op-ed published this Monday by the Wall Street Journal and authored by Senators Joe Lieberman (Independent, Connecticut) and Lindsey Graham (Republican, South Carolina)[1] is nothing short of alarming. Even more alarming than counterinsurgency ace General David Petraeus’ show to the US Senate.

Coming from the two top surrogates to Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, the Lieberman-Graham piece – a preemptive strike proclaiming the success of the “surge” – should be taken as the very essence of McCain’s foreign policy, a presidential candidate that still can’t tell the difference between a Sunni and a Shi’ite. As it happens, it is also a formidable piece of fiction. The overall martial theme remains unmistakable: we need war, war, war.

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h/t: Thumb Jig (Rich)or Rich

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