[It is no secret that Cheney favors an attack on Iran. We may be facing national disaster along these lines before the unholy pair are out of office. Cheney at last report is heading over there at this moment. Many reports have warned that an attack on Iran could stimulate massive retaliation — against our fleet and military over committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bush’s most recent statements about liberty and divine sanction of his role as Commander in Chief are downright scary.

Fallon has argued for discussions with Iran rather than war and a reduction of our troops in Iraq. Ed Kent]


Mideast Commander Retires After Rankling Bosses
Adm. William J. Fallon’s public statements on Iran seemed
to put him at odds with the Bush administration.


“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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