In Which the Media Dutifully Tries to Make Cheney’s Case for War

Again.

The Blotter is breathlessly reporting that Iran is arming the Taliban:

NATO officials say they have caught Iran red-handed, shipping heavy arms, C4 explosives and advanced roadside bombs to the Taliban for use against NATO forces, in what the officials say is a dramatic escalation of Iran’s proxy war against the United States and Great Britain.

Michael Stickings (and here) and Cernig (and here) are deftly handling this one.

Michael summarizes:

What seems to be happening is that Cheney and those close to him are trying to build a case for war against Iran, which is why they are so critical of Rice’s recent attempts to reach out diplomatically to Tehran. If they can make (i.e., fabricate) the case that Iran is waging proxy war against the U.S. through al Qaeda and the Taliban, among others, then they can push for what would appear to be retaliatory war against a “proven” enemy. (Plus, Iran may soon have those WMDs.)

Impeach Cheney. Impeach him now.

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8 responses to “In Which the Media Dutifully Tries to Make Cheney’s Case for War

  1. celticfeminist

    Oh christ on rye, what the fuck? I mean. I. Errrr.

    Between this fucking fabrication, the burgeoning debacle with Russia and Bush’s “missile defense system,” and the ongoing, deepening clusterfucked bloodbath in Iraq … I don’t think my brain can take this any more. Is there any amount of blood that will satisfy this lust of theirs? Or will the whole world need to be flushed down the shitter just to line their pockets and inflate their dicks?

    Oy. I know I’m being overly simplistic up there, but this makes my stomach turn and my bile rise. It’s all about the oil, and in turn, all about the money. Human lives mean nothing as long as their expensive suits don’t get stained. And I fundamentally cannot grasp how anyone human can be so soulless.

    And then, I think, there’s never going to be an end to war because it’s profitable and it keeps the majority of the people scared. Hello Oceania.

    The whole lot of them need to be impeached then shipped off to a small isolated island somewhere far, far away from any civilization.

    Or as Buffy once said … “If I tied him up in a cave where I know vampires like to hang out, it wouldn’t be like I killed him, right?” (or something like that, I’m paraphrasing through a morning brainfog.)

  2. Constant Comment

    There’s a reason that Bush was smart enough to purchase 100,000 acres in Paraguay, a nation with whom we do not have an extradition treaty.

  3. Melissa McEwan

    There’s a reason that Bush was smart enough to purchase 100,000 acres in Paraguay, a nation with whom we do not have an extradition treaty.

    Och aye.

  4. Arkades

    In Which the Media Dutifully Tries to Make Cheney’s Case for War

    Part 1,352 in a continuing series?

  5. Arkades, you’re off by a factor of 100 (or maybe 1,000)

  6. mother of babbling god. i was watching “i, claudius” again last night. i know exactly how claudius felt when he ran through the palace, crazed with grief and terror shouting over, and over,

    poison is queen! poison is queen!

  7. minstrel boy
    Jun 7th, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Good comparison. It’s striking how much I, Claudius, The Godfather and Shakespeare apply to the present crew…

  8. Paen

    I think Bush dreams of bragging to his drinking buddies that he started more wars than Hitler.

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