I feel sick in the stomach. According to a report in Haaretz (13/7/2008) the George W, Bush has given Israel an amber light to attack Iran. “Amber means get on with your preparations, stand by for immediate attack and tell us when you’re ready,” according to a Pentagon official.
Condoleeza Rice has already being saying that the U.S. will “not hesitate” to defend Israel from Iranian aggression. As I have said before America it seems to me America is at its most dangerous in the last gasp of an administration hell bent on taking control of resources in the Middle East. Israel is the base and can do some of the dirty work when th U.S. is short of manpower and has already stretched its budgets to deal with conflicts. It is probably Dick Cheney who is most influential here. As we have seen death and destruction means little to him. What I suppose is the hope is that the next administration will be bounced into clearing up the mess.
Apart from the human cost in Iraq the damage to the country’s heritage is immense. The history of a nation, which gives a sense of identity and purpose to its people, has been savagely destroyed from “shock and awe” onwards.
Tail Piece. Dick Cheney as prophet in 1994.
Open letter from Jewish Voice for Peace to Barack Obama.