"Bomb, bomb Iran" goes mainstream

John McCain was attempting comedy, but his little jingle may repeat itself as tragedy.

    John McCain was attempting comedy, but his little jingle may repeat itself as tragedy.

    Republican hawks in the US House of Representatives have introduced a bill to support (encourage?) Israeli military action against Iran.

    House Resolution 1553 expresses:

     support for the State of Israel’s right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the use of military force if no other peaceful solution can be found within reasonable time."

    Too early to say whether this will pass, or whether it will have any effect on policy or perceptions, but the National Iranian American Council is marking the event as a significant event in the propaganda war.

     This week may be looked back on as the pivotal moment when war with Iran entered the mainstream of political thought in the Obama era."

     Juan Cole sees echoes of neocon tactics past, and very bad things ahead.


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