Saturday, April 08, 2006

Seymour Hersh: Bush Planning Massive Bombing Campaign Against Iran, Including Nukes


Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports a major scoop in the current edition of the New Yorker. AFP has an overview:

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.

Hersh’s account is consistent with other recent reports. This week, the former deputy director at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Wayne White, told Forward Magazine:

In recent months I have grown increasingly concerned that the administration has been giving thought to a heavy dose of air strikes against Iran’s nuclear sector without giving enough weight to the possible ramifications of such action.

Joseph Cirincione, a respected non-proliferation expert who decribed himself as “the last remaining person in Washington who believed President George W. Bush when he said that he was committed to a diplomatic solution,” wrote in Foreign Policy Magazine last week that senior administration officials had already made up their mind about to attack Iran:

[C]olleagues with close ties to the Pentagon and the executive branch who have convinced me that some senior officials have already made up their minds: They want to hit Iran…What I previously dismissed as posturing, I now believe may be a coordinated campaign to prepare for a military strike on Iran.

Read the whole story by Hersh.


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And so the insanity continues. Obviously, this will push any bad news from Iraq off the front page for quite a while. And the Bush rah-rah crowd will think is great to have a president that does the right thing and doesn’t listen to polls.

Meanwhile, Congress drops its pants, bends over, and spreads its cheeks. And just keeps their mind on the next earmark.

Comment by Alan — April 8, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

Now this is a grand idea. Since we’re stuck in mud in Iraq, we can get some traction in the so-called War On Terror by attacking a country 3 times the size that also has an actual army.

I would say that Congress won’t allow it, but 1) they will (or already have I guess) and 2) they don’t have anything to say about it anyway.

Comment by Massachusetts Liberal — April 8, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

Would Bush be this obtuse to wage war against Iran without thinking of the repercussions that would occur? Either that or the neoconservatves realize that they can manipulate Bush so he will do their bidding. Either scenario is quite frightening in its implications.

Comment by Erroll — April 8, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

We must understand what Bush sees himself as here on the Earth. Just he sees himself as is the question of the century, and perhaps the most important question this country needs to find an answer to.

He has no morals.

He has no guilt.

He has no love.

He has absolute power.

He believes he is God’s instrument for God’s mission.

He knows he is always right, therefore he is always right.

Where is he taking this coutnry?

To its total destruction and ruin.

Comment by EasyRider — April 8, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

My only comment regarding what the Bushcovites might/will do in Iran…”once an idiot, always an idot!” Mr. & Mrs Bush Sr. ain’t ya proud of what you produced and foisted on the world?

Comment by John the Elder — April 8, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

Noone has a say about anyhing in this Country any longer. This damn group of Neo Cons had planned on invadeing Iraq and Iran along with Syria and Lebanon before bush stole The Oval Office.

bush will not vacate that Oval Office either . When I read the book ; Behind The War On Terror I saw the damnplan that bush and thugs had laid out to Dominate the Oil/Natural Gas supplies.This group of warmongers don’t give a rats azz about Demoracy its about Control Of The World and the Sooner that The World Gets on This page and Stops these Murders the sooner we can get America Back.

Congress is always buffalo when it comes to bush’s Manadated Wars.

Hersh and others knows more of what is actually happening than anyone in either house plus if those in either house actually cared about the world and wars upon wars .

bush & Co set off a nuke buster bomb in Nevada ,wasn’t that a heads up ?

Comment by Thot's — April 8, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

By the way, when Bush attacks Iran and Iran sends out the terrorists that it supports we will have a real terrorist war on scale that is horriable to imagine.

What will Bush do in response? Why Bush will declare a National Emergency. He will declare the country needs his leadership and point himself President for life. The U.S. Constitution is to be put on the shelf until the emergency is over.

That is where Bush is going.

He will end the U.S. as a Free nation.

Take it to the Bank.

Comment by EasyRider — April 8, 2006 @ 12:37 pm

I’m starting to believe that Bush truly will go down in history — he may yet lead us into a world war before his term is over.

Comment by DS — April 8, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

Easy Rider - I am afraid you are correct.
We will regret this madman as our president more than we could have ever imagined six years ago.

Comment by Marie — April 8, 2006 @ 12:41 pm

Bush is dense enough to believe he can get away with being the bully of the world. Why would this option appeal to the half-wit?

1. It re-enforces his image as “The War President.”
2. It shows that he’s willing to attack anyone and the neo-cons believe the use of force will cause enemies to agree to cooperate with USA demands.
3. It allows the military to use its new toys on an evil enemy.
4. It increases attacks on Americans worldwide, thus proving that the “War on Terrorism” is going to be a “long war” and that the president must exercise his authority on all issues relating to terrorism including domestic spying.
5. It causes an increased demand for more military spending, thus helping Bush supporting corporations to take in more money.
6. It distracts Americans from Iraq, immigration, budget problems, domestic spying, leaks out of the WH, lack of adequate health care coverage, repub corruption, voting machine corruption, and on and on. . . . .
7. He gets to dress up and pretend to be a soldier and tell us that he had destroyed our evil enemy so we can sleep soundly tonight.

Comment by Southwest Bob — April 8, 2006 @ 12:41 pm

Shouldn’t there be freedom and democracy in Iran by now? I don’t understand. Did something go wrong with that plan? As I understood it, we bring “freedom” to Iraq and the rest of the Mideast falls into line. What could go wrong?

Comment by And You Thought REAGAN Was Stupid — April 8, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

#8 DS
Bush is on record as saying he wwants to be a “war president” because those are the only ones that are remembered.
So we have a lunatic in the White House, supported by a power mad cabal.

Comment by Marie — April 8, 2006 @ 12:43 pm

For some reason the image of Slim Pickens riding the nuclear bomb to the ground while cheering “Yahoo” and waving his cowboy hat comes to mind.

Folks, the Apocalypse is nigh.

Nothing like making our own reality.

I wonder if Ralph Nader still thinks there isn’t a dimes worth of difference between Bush and Gore?


Comment by GSD — April 8, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

2) they don’t have anything to say about it anyway.

Massachusetts Liberal

I don’t think they do

Could it happen while congress is on vacation?

Coming to a draft board near you…

Comment by WiscoDuk — April 8, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

America began with a King George and will end with a King George.


Comment by GSD — April 8, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

The 51 million who voted for this idiot will be like the 12 million who bought the record “Saturday Night Fever” you know they are out there in huge numbers–but only few will ever admit they did it.

Comment by Above the Clouds — April 8, 2006 @ 12:48 pm

This madness is for real. The consequences of this are immense: total war for years to come, the total loss of US military strength, incalculable human suffering, a draft, skyrocketing deficits, skyrocketing oil prices, a total destruction of our way of life. This may seem like an exaggeration; it is not. Iraq was a piece of cake compared to what will happen if this comes to pass.

There is a tiny window for Congressional supervision before this happens. If we all let it happen, what will we tell our children?

Comment by Camilo — April 8, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

My only prayer is that we will hang George Bush for his war crimes before the rest of the world has to destroy us to accomplish that.

Comment by KnightErrant — April 8, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

well folks the party’s over. Do you think our Republic can get to it’s collective senses and throw these madmen and women (condi rice) out of office? Take it to the streets folks. And let’s give all those damn worthless fools in Congress their pink slips this year. Power to the people folks, we gotta do it. This is our country and we need to take it back. Easy rider is right, that is the plan of the neocons and PNAC. But hey, Let’s stop it!! Come on now we are the true patriotic Americans and it’s up to us, to save our country and our constitution.

Comment by Freebird — April 8, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

“(…)without giving enough weight to the possible ramifications of such action.”

Where have I seen this one before?

Comment by Gregor Samsa — April 8, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

Don’t tell anyone: they have a doomsday machine.

Comment by Godfry Daniel — April 8, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

Planning to use nukes. Jesus, Moses, and Carl Sagan. There’s really nothing to say about that, is there?

I haven’t read anything sadder or scarier in quite a while.

Comment by Interrobang — April 8, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

Color me surprised. The public, the media, and eventually the Iranians will bear the brunt of blame for this, for our collective failure to act to stop the carnage.

But we know there are only a handful, relatively, of criminals in our government who are to blame. The largest culpable group is probably the media.

I can’t wait for the day when they will all get their due. I do not advocate violence or death to anyone; rather, total solitary isolation for life…I mean totaly devoid of any human contact ever again.

Above all, I hope they live long under such conditions.

Comment by Ken Daves — April 8, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs

This has got to be a joke. Seriously, you have to be joking. All through out the cold war, the world managed, just barely managed, to avoid nuclear warfare. A WWIII situation which could eliminate the human race. All throughout the cold war, and here, it ends. If ever it is asked who was the most evil man in the history of all humanity, we will have our answer.

Come to sunny South Africa, the crime may be an issue but our mines are deep.

Comment by Bruce Gorton — April 8, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

Folks, the Apocalypse is nigh.

So much for the good news on his low approval ratings and the unraveling of his regime. They won’t matter in his grand scheme of things.

I wonder if Ralph Nader still thinks there isn’t a dimes worth of difference between Bush and Gore?

Comment by GSD — April 8, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

I didn’t know he said that. Guess he’s probably eating those words now.

This is appalling. We have no checks in place to stop this madman any longer. And We the People, as a whole, have only ourselves to blame.

How hard do you think those people who voted for Bush in 2004 will be kicking themselves when this starts?

Comment by unbelievable — April 8, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

Anyone notice the full page ad in the NY Times this week placed by the American Jewish Congress depicting the supposed range of Iran’s missles. Of course, viewing the map with its coincentric circles made clear that the bulleye target was Iran.

Comment by bushworstpresidentever — April 8, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

Take it to the streets folks. And let’s give all those damn worthless fools in Congress their pink slips this year. Power to the people folks, we gotta do it. This is our country and we need to take it back.

Comment by Freebird — April 8, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

I’m wondering if it will be too late by then. A lot can happen in a month, much less 7 of them…

Comment by unbelievable — April 8, 2006 @ 12:59 pm

bush & Co set off a nuke buster bomb in Nevada ,wasn’t that a heads up ?

Comment by Thot’s — April 8, 2006 @ 12:34 pm


That hasn’t happened yet. The 700 ton conventional weapon is set to be blown up on June 2. 700 Toms is big enough that it doesn’t have to be a nuke.

Here is why they want bigger conventional weapons:

Because they want to be able to kill everybody and destroy everything and then go in a take the oil without having to wait for the fall out to clear.

Comment by Spudge_Boy — April 8, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

Georgie Porgy pudding and pie,
Sent the bombers up in the sky.
Don’t be talking about no Iraq,
This one will be mighty craic.
The king in the Whitehouse would not lie.

“craic” pronounced crack, Irish for a good time.

Comment by oscar wilde — April 8, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

Now THAT, folks, is terrorism.

Comment by Loonie — April 8, 2006 @ 1:02 pm

This is excellent news. Everybody look busy, Jesus is coming.

Comment by quicksand — April 8, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

Haven’t seen anywhere else with the story yet, and this is a big one if true. Lets hope it isn’t.

Comment by Bruce Gorton — April 8, 2006 @ 1:06 pm

Haven’t seen anywhere else with the story yet, and this is a big one if true. Lets hope it isn’t.

Comment by Bruce Gorton — April 8, 2006 @ 1:06 pm

Bush has been planning to attack Iran for months now! He has to do it before summer > it is his plan to undermine the Democrats in the November elections! Having an all out war with hundreds of our troops killed each month will be used as cover to conceal massive vote fraud for the Republicans! Heck Dubya might even declare Martial Law and cancel the elections?!

Comment by Jay Randal — April 8, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

Look, folks. Is anybody surprised? Bush’s ratings are almost in the twenties range. nuking Iran would inject fear and confusion into the american public. they’ve got nothing to lose. nuking iran is probably the only way that they could divert attention from Fitzgerald’s investigation.

Comment by Brando — April 8, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

Remember how all of the Bush Administration cabinet officers sat in the hallowed US House Chamber during the first State of the Union speech before March 19, 2003? Chins high in the air, proud expression on their faces, they were so, oh so, happy to be there at that time.

Two words come to mind: Evil Empire.

This planning of these wars have been going on since Reagan took office. Had Ronald Reagan not had a conscience, and you may disagree, it would have all taken place sooner than later.

‘Trust, but verify’- Ronald Reagan

You cannot trust any of these neoconning former liberals, not now, not anytime.

They’re just plain old evil, pure and simple.

Comment by Ron — April 8, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

Looks like George W Bush is truly the anti-Christ. This must be why the fundamentalists are so in love with him. They believe that W will bring on the Rapture. Won’t they be disappointed when they die like all the rest of us. What is there is no heaven or hell? All though living through the Bush regime is close be living in hell.

Comment by cats are flyfishn — April 8, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

Can someone comment (intelligently, and as factually as possible, please) on what authorization Bush has or needs to proceed with this kind of action? It seems that the war authorization that took us into Iraq has been used to justify a lot of questionable actions — but certainly attacking a different soverign nation requires authorization from Congress, yes?

I’m not of the mind that Congress will deny him that power (yet), but if there is, at least, that step required than at least there’s time to try and make clear to our representatives that this is not what we want. And if we do have that opportunity, we’re going to have to use it — and use it big.

I couldn’t have imagined I could wake up and read something more upset ting today than I have the last three months.

Comment by SiriusA — April 8, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

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.

Can anybody say Joe Lieberman?

Comment by Spudge_Boy — April 8, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

Holy shit. This really is the end of days, isn’t it? He’s not even trying to sell this war to us like with Iraq.

Maureen Dowd, in The Divine Right of Bushes today, draws a fascinating parallel between Scooter Libby and the 1700 year-old Judas manuscript recently found. It’s worth a read and it gives an interesting glimpse into the unreasoning behind some George Bush’s more hair-raising decisions.

Comment by jurassicpork — April 8, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

HAARP and earthquakes.

google it, and see what you find.

of course if you go to the military’s website on HAARP you will not find any indication that they have the capability to make earthquakes occur; they CAN!!

and what happened in Iran last week?

Comment by military space — April 8, 2006 @ 1:24 pm


The neo-cons were never actually liberals. They were like Jane Fonda, political fashionists. When it was fashionable, they smoked weed and protested against war, not out of any real belief, but because it was fashionable.

And they sold the “Dirty Hippy” moniker not because they disliked hippies, but because it was fashionable.

Now, evil is in fashion.

That said, we only recently got word that the US Pentagon is planning a information war, and if this story is not true, it could hurt a lot of liberal blogs when Bush stands up and says “No I didn’t” and procedes to prove it. This story needs a fact check, because while it sounds horrifying if it is true, it sounds entirely too, well, sensational.

Comment by Bruce Gorton — April 8, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

There is no problem with our Iraq or Middle East policy which the deaths of several hundred million Arab and Persian muslims can’t cure.

Comment by rapier — April 8, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

These idiots think they are doing what’s necessary to save their version of the american lifestyle. They believe that they must stop Iran or they will gain control the region and hold us hostage with the oil from the mideast, and possibly cut into the sacred corporate profits.

They think they have to act now before they lose Congress and can’t act as an unchecked unitary executive. Can’t have a Dem House or Senate preventing them from doing what in their minds is imperative to saving the world. And, as an added bonus, the US public will blindly rally around them and possibly retain the repug majority in Congress.

The attack will come before the November elections, because the neocons fear thay won’t be able to do it if they wait any longer.

Comment by pete h — April 8, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

Post 38 > Bush believes that since he is now King of the United States, he no longer has to ask the Congress for war! They will be told to rubber stamp whatever he wants! He might even attack Iran without warning and then tell the Congress?! They are all sheep now anyways! Heck even Rep. Cynthia McKinney has been cowed now and she was the biggest anti-war person left in the Congress! We now live under a dictatorship and war on Iran is very soon!

Comment by Jay Randal — April 8, 2006 @ 1:31 pm

25 - unbelievable,
You can’t kick anyone when you’re dead. Make sure that the tank is full and you have enough fuel for the generator for at least 48 hours. Stock up on canned goods with late expiration dates. Plan on six months worth. Be sure that you have a can opener. You will also need water to drink and cook with., plan on a couple quarts per day for each person in your household. Copy all of your photos from your computer to a few memory sticks and store them in one of those lead shielded 35 MM film cases. And if the bomb hits within 5 miles up wind of your location, just kiss your ass goodbye – there isn’t enough duct tape in the world to save you.
Oh, yes, and buy a few AK47s and enough ammo to take out at least 6000 people (In self-defense).

Comment by WaltTheMan — April 8, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

Bush is adding to his war crimes resume. From his perspective, he’s got nothing to lose. The blowback on our troops in Iraq will be stunning. Does anyone really think that attacking Iran will suddenly change the attitudes of the people in the ME towards us? Bush will be assuring the IsSlamic extremism becomes dominant. The moderates in the region will be totally marginalized. Watch as the oil pipelines go down in Saudi Arabia. This administration is totally insane.

I truely believe that this action is premeditated to once again change the mid-term election dynamics here. These people cannot lose their grip on power…they are in way too deep and there’s no going back now. I hope the American people are smarter about this then they were in 2002.

Comment by Innocent Bystander — April 8, 2006 @ 1:33 pm

Doesn’t starting WWIII and ending life as we know it,
have to be approved by the Rubber-Stamp Congress?

Comment by Keith H. — April 8, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

nukes are so 1950. come on guys, US military has moved on to different ways of attacking the enemy. And they have already attacked Iran. They attacked ‘em last week. They attacked ‘em three years ago, killing tens of thousands! with earthquakes!

it’s all done through the Van Allen Belts, an electromagnetic force field in the ionosphere. When Bush and co. were talking about Saddam’s WMDs and that Saddam was moving them around and that they didn’t know where they were, it was all a charade. It doesn’t matter how deep below the ground the “enemy” tries to conduct its nuclear/WMD operations, the US military knows exactly where they are.

They can x-ray the earth; they can create sea squalls, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, they can intercept any radio frequencies or even interfere with communications of the “enemy.” with this technology.

they have been researching it since the first rocket was sent to outer space. they have been studying the physics of the ionosphere.

We will never know just what they can do. But physiciss and other scientists out there can tell us.

Comment by military space — April 8, 2006 @ 1:39 pm


Absolutely, there are already links on Daily Koz and Buzzflash that indicates that Joementum may have been at those meetings. Just like Zell Miller, he is a pathetic sellout.

If Harry Taylor can stand up to the most stupidest man in the entire universe, why not the Democrats. We should write to them every week. Snail mail or e-mail, we have to let them know where we stand and ask them, no, DEMAND that they speak out for US and against Dumbya.

Comment by JIMBO — April 8, 2006 @ 1:39 pm

The Rubber Stamp Congress has to approve the budget to pay for WWIII and last I heard they left Washington for a 2 week vacation.

It might be time to brush up on my Spanish. Mexico is starting to look appealing.

Comment by cats are flyfishn — April 8, 2006 @ 1:45 pm

The most frightening part of this story is that it fits nicely into what has become a pattern for this President and his administration. We can only hope that despite the fit, this situation will be the exception, rather than the rule.

Sadly, Iran may well be a much larger problem than we could have ever imagined to find in Iraq. Now that we have squandered our ‘good will’ capital with the International community, we may well be between a rock and a hard place. Such are the consequences of the unfettered stacking of numerous miscalculations.

Comment by Daniel DiRito — April 8, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

This is one of those nights, where I am glad to be a South African. We don’t have oil (We have SASOL which can make petrol out of coal, but no actual oil) and we are nice and far away from anyone important.

As an added bonus, the city I live in sits right on top of the deepest mines in the world. Currently I am learning to stop worrying and love the bomb.

Comment by Bruce Gorton — April 8, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

Sadly… I think we all saw this coming when BushCo invaded Iraq in the first place. Iran would be next. A culture of fear is all this evil government gives to the American people. Sheep to the slaughter. Animal Farm? 1984?

BushCo = LIARS

Comment by Mack MacKenzie — April 8, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

Unbelievable- In reference to #25, kicking themselves isn’t good enough when it came to what 61 million people committed was the stupidest presidential election ever in 2004. They need to bang their heads against the walls and…kick themselves.

If Dumbya ever commits an act of nuking Iran, and we have to travel out of the country, we should wear T-shirts every day that indicate that we do not support Dumbya. Maybe political asylum would be best for us if the worst come to worst.

Comment by JIMBO — April 8, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

Cynthia McKinney has been cowed now and she was the biggest anti-war person left in the Congress!

Apparently you didn’t see Bill Maher last night. Cynthia is not cowed.

Comment by Spudge_Boy — April 8, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

Not only Hersh, others also expect war on Iran soon: core.mod?show=blogview&blog_id=816848

Comment by dearkitty — April 8, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

Down the Straits of Hormuz,
Oil tankers they do cruise.
Should one get a rocket and sink,
Then problems me do think.
Dub, are you still on the booze?

Comment by oscar wilde — April 8, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

If this isn’t just a ploy to draw attention away from Iraq, I am seriously scared. Not so much that it might happen - public will might prevail this time - but that the people who lead our country are this moronic. This is crazy on so many levels. Is religious fundamentalism starting to drive some kind of apocalyptic push? You know, God put me in the presidency to bring on the Last Times? Wow. The idiocy of this is frankly unbelievable.

Comment by Wally — April 8, 2006 @ 1:52 pm


Hey, don’t knock SNF…..

Okay, anyone remember The Dead Zone?

Comment by Taylor — April 8, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

Within hours of the bombs droping on Iran every American soldier in Iraq would be in expreme danger. I know Bush is clueless…but would he be willing to accept the consequences?

Comment by Edward Deevy — April 8, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

The Dead Zone book, movie or TV series?

Comment by Spudge_Boy — April 8, 2006 @ 1:57 pm

Post 53 the US has so many nukes to explode that someone like Rumsfeld might say to drop a few on South Africa just for the heck of it?! I would hate to have to live in a mineshaft for years > makes me think of the movie “Time Machine” where the people who hid underground to escape nuclear war turned into cannibal Warlocks who ate the docile people who survived on the surface! Nuclear war would most likely kill off 99% of the world’s population and just a few confused and hungry people remaining! Some in Australia and maybe a few in places like South Africa, but the United States would be completely wiped out with just a few crazed idiots like Cheney living in deep underground bunkers > yes Dick would eat people to survive!

Comment by Jay Randal — April 8, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

May I add, I threw a fit, sent out emails to all my representatives when and before congress allowed this nut case to go to war with Iraq. The wording in these papers they passed gave him power, as I remember, to march all over the world and do as he chooses. This is a night mare and I am not suprised that this is the end result. That’s why I went into a rage then and have remained there since. Untill we take this son of a barbara out we are screwed. Heard about the bomb in Nevada a couple of months ago, but there is much more, to much to list. It would not suprise me if this basterd does this while our do nothing representatives are on vacation. So much for feeling a little safer for a couple of weeks. The greedy evil basterds all, will distroy all they can to bring on their armagedon for all the middle east and at our distruction as well. They are the terrorists….Blessings..P.S. going to work in the garden while I still can….Buy buletts, food and water. The buletts are to keep the food and water,,,,were going to need them….

Comment by Sharon Cox — April 8, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

There will be cheering and “support the troops” calls if and when becuase America likes nothing better than killin.’ But there will be less of it than usuall.

These madmen must be stopped by any means necessary. It is up to all of us to do what we can to SHUT THIS COUNTRY DOWN and demand nothing less than the arrest of these thugs — all of them.

Comment by Jaded Prole — April 8, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

It might be time to brush up on my Spanish. Mexico is starting to look appealing.

Comment by cats are flyfishn — April 8, 2006 @ 1:45 pm

You may be right. Down here in the Southwest many of us have that covered already. Glad to be bilingual at times like this.

Comment by Freebird — April 8, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

Post 56 > Spudge: McKinney is my Representative in Congress and I like her, but when Pelosi forced her to apologize for defending herself against a bad cop guard at the Capital, she has been compromised to a certain degree! In fact I think she was set up on the incident or the GOP just took advantage of it to humiliate her?! I did not see Bill Maher last nite, but nice to hear that she still tries to fight back!

Comment by Jay Randal — April 8, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

The blowback from this will be gigantic. The US using a nuclear weapon,regardless of size, on another nation, to stop them from getting the same weapon! That makes total sense in Bushworld! The neo-cons are truly insane. I wonder if the Iranians will be grateful for being nuked or if they would respond like those “ingrate Iraqis” after we liberated them?

Comment by T2005 — April 8, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

Walt, thanks for the tips, but frankly, sometimes I wonder if I’d want to survive such an event. The aftermath might just not be worth it.

This is very disconcerting. I think he will pull out the nukes if Congress lets him pull it off. And from the new forum above this one, it sounds like they are not only willing, but foaming at the mouth.

And we wondered why they made sure Timothy McVeigh was made an example of. Just a warning not to stand up to the government.

I don’t think anyone will come to liberate us. The egocentric jerks in this country have made sure of that.

But I want it to be said that I voted for Kerry in 2004.

Comment by unbelievable — April 8, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

That’s a pretty scary article.

What the hell is a “bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon”??

Comment by S.D. — April 8, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

If there were to be a nuclear attack on the United States, as a response from Iran, it would be on places that didn’t even vote for Bush. All the neo-cons can go hide in their barns while New York and LA will be burning. Irony abound in this administration

Comment by freeme — April 8, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

This cannot happen. We need to be in the streets over this one.

Comment by tb — April 8, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

I guess I never really wanted to live beyond the age of 56 anyway. We ticked off most of the world when we invaded Iraq, I can’t believe the other countries of the world would stand back and let us do this. Syria, Egypt, and the rest of the middle east aren’t going to sit by and watch, since it’s likely they may be next. The retaliation is going to be hell from all sides.
If Congress gave him authorization for war on whoever, can’t they also take it back or put stipulations on it?
Maybe we could get Congress to stop him, because of job security. You can’t be a senator or representative, if there isn’t anyone left to represent.

Comment by Nancy L. — April 8, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

Maybe we could get Congress to stop him, because of job security. You can’t be a senator or representative, if there isn’t anyone left to represent.

Comment by Nancy L. — April 8, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

I emailed my elected neocons to let them know that I opposed military action against Iran at this time. Not that they care what I think so far, but November is getting closer…

Comment by unbelievable — April 8, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

The UK posted a story like this on the 2nd.

Comment by jurassicpork — April 8, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

I want to propose something a little more radical: perhaps this is a bluff.

If you accept the NEO-con view of geopolitics in the Middle East, the US has no power because everyone thinks the US is a bunch of pussies who can’t accept a single dead soldier. But if it’s own citizens — you and I, folks — are freaking out this much, have this little faith that our leaders are rational, are SO convinced that Bush might just do something this fucking insane… maybe the Iranians will believe it as well?

Look, if this was a movie than only a handful of people would know this was a bluff. They wouldn’t even let the Chiefs of Staff know. Rumsfield might not even know. It needs to be that convincing.

I don’t know. I don’t want to believe things are so insane that such a scenario could exist, but … but it’s another way to look at it. That said, protesting in the streets serves our interest and the administrations — it’s a no lose response.

Comment by SiriusA — April 8, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

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