The Iran Trap By Chris Hedges

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By Chris Hedges
Jun 8, 2008

The failure by Barack Obama to chart another course in the Middle East, to defy the Israel lobby and to denounce the Bush administration’s inexorable march toward a conflict with Iran is a failure to challenge the collective insanity that has gripped the political leadership in the United States and Israel.

Obama, in a miscalculation that will have grave consequences, has given his blessing to the widening circle of violence and abuse of the Palestinians by Israel and, most dangerously, to those in the Bush White House and Jerusalem now plotting a war against Iran. He illustrates how the lust for power is morally corrosive. And while he may win the White House, by the time he takes power he will be trapped in George Bush’s alternative reality.

We need to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. We need to stay the hand of Israel, which is building more settlements—including a new plan to put 800 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem—and imposing draconian measures to physically break the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza. We need, most of all, to prevent a war with Iran.




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5 thoughts on “The Iran Trap By Chris Hedges

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  2. I beg to differ, Shaine. Nader is quite viable as a candidate.

    I would prefer you didn’t use name-calling but instead give facts/opinions on why you think he has too big of an ego (like any politician/candidate doesn’t have a huge ego?) and what is his “baggage”?

  3. This shows the foolhardiness of people putting their trust in Obama.

    Cynthia McKinney is the only really viable candidate.

    Nader is too much of an egotist with too much baggage.

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