Obscene: Using the Holocaust to Justify War With Iran http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/setyoufreenews/~3/5GfJBtJQ_hg/
The drums of war with Iran will be beating loudly in the three months leading up to AIPAC’s policy conference early next March.The Republican candidates for president (with the exception of Rep. Ron Paul) will try to outdo each other in professing devotion to Israel coupled with calls to inflict more “crippling sanctions” on Iran while pledging to keep the war option “on the table.”The White House will dispatch deputies throughout the country to assure Democratic donors that the president is as hawkish on Iran as any Republican and that the war option is on his table, too.
The AIPAC conference itself, with more than half the Congress in attendance, plus the president, will be all about the Iranian threat.Speaker after speaker will claim that Iran is on the verge of possessing nuclear weapons that would be used to finish the work Hitler began. (See this typical AIPAC speech by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor which hits heavily on the Iran/Holocaust theme).As I noted in a column a few weeks ago, the Iran war claque is comprised almost entirely of neoconservatives/right-wing “pro-Israel” activists and opinion leaders (from AIPAC and its associated organizations) joined by politicians seeking campaign contributions.For a politician, being an Iran hawk can be very lucrative while favoring diplomacy is a sure ticket to AIPAC purgatory. (Every candidate for the House and Senate must fill out an AIPAC questionnaire on attitudes toward Iran and the Palestinians. Providing the “wrong” answers or not responding means trouble).Writing in Salon last week, Gary Kamiya, long-time executive editor of the publication, noted that the people promoting war with Iran are many of the same people who led the charge into Iraq.Kamiya asks how it is that anyone would pay any attention at all to people who not only were wrong about Iraq but fixed the intelligence (e.g, Undersecretary of State Douglas Feith ) to get the bloody result they wanted. Of course, Kamiya knows the answer.
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