Saturday, July 23, 2005

Jeebus reports on a gobsmacker in the latest issue of the The American Conservative:
The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing--that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack--but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections.



I thought this Dr. Strangelove shit went out with the end of the cold war.


Blogger via said...

Just as in the case of Iraq, in which GWB had decided as early as 1999 to invade, he has plans on the table for any incident that he could twist into justification for an attack on Iran. And sadly, just as we are seeing with the Downing Street Memos and the Rove/Plame affair, our elected representatives will probably follow along like good little sheep to the slaughter of more troops and innocent civilians.

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