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Saturday, April 08, 2006


Lieberman Informed of Bush Iran Bombing Plans?

According to Seymour Hersh in next week's bombshell New Yorker story on Bush Administration war plans for a possibly nuclear strike on Iran, one key Senate Democrat has been informed of these plans:

The administration of President George W. Bush is planning a massive bombing campaign against Iran, including use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs to destroy a key Iranian suspected nuclear weapons facility, The New Yorker magazine has reported in its April 17 issue.

...The former intelligence officials depicts planning as “enormous,” “hectic” and “operational,” Hersh writes.

...In recent weeks, the president has quietly initiated a series of talks on plans for Iran with a few key senators and members of the House of Representatives, including at least one Democrat, the report said.

Might be something to ask the Senator about at one of his three in-state public appearances tomorrow, Sunday, April 9th (via MikeCT in the comments):

Has Sen. Lieberman been informed of Administration plans for a nuclear strike on Iran?
It's fun to play the game of where's Joe! In addition to his Sunday tour, he will also be at the Legislative Office Building on Monday at a 9 am to 1 pm conference on Global Warming and Climate Change (Room 2C on second floor) that he is sponsoring. There's an 8:30 conference registration in the second floor Atrium, and a 9 am news conference in 2C. The event will be broadcast live on the CT Network). Here are directions.
This fresh from Americablog.blogspot.com:
Saturday, April 08, 2006

Wash. Post: Bush wants to deal with Iran while he's president
by Joe in DC - 4/08/2006 10:23:00 PM

Because the invasion of Iraq was such a stunning success, the failure that is our President is now going to take care of Iran before he leaves office. Bush is beyond scary....he's out of control:
Preparations for confrontation with Iran underscore how the issue has vaulted to the front of President Bush's agenda even as he struggles with a relentless war in next-door Iraq. Bush views Tehran as a serious menace that must be dealt with before his presidency ends, aides said, and the White House, in its new National Security Strategy, last month labeled Iran the most serious challenge to the United States posed by any country.

Many military officers and specialists, however, view the saber rattling with alarm. A strike at Iran, they warn, would at best just delay its nuclear program by a few years but could inflame international opinion against the United States, particularly in the Muslim world and especially within Iran, while making U.S. troops in Iraq targets for retaliation.
Is there one sane voice in the Bush administration? We know that the GOPers in Congress (and Joe Lieberman) will give Bush whatever he wants. The only way to stop Bush is to change the leadership in Congress (and beat Lieberman in the primary).
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