Included in the deal is a chance for Iran to prove the U.S. accusations false, a preposterous notion of justice which amounts to nothing less than extortion. As Lincoln once remarked, "A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear and cries, 'Stand and deliver, or I will be forced to kill you and you will be a murderer."
If the White House had any evidence at all to back up their rabble-rousing about their claim that Iran wants to develop nuclear weapons, their demands would make sense. But, Iran has neither the capacity nor the nuclear material to make weapons, even if they wanted to (they insist they don't).
Yet, the U.N. leadership is allowing the U.S. to lead them around by the nose, again, on a false hunt for WMDs in another sovereign nation, the accusations conjured up in the State Dept. offices of self-described 'democracy czar', Elizabeth Cheney. It's almost as if, in all of the bending over to accept and sanction the invasion of Iraq which the U.N. president Annan initially declared 'illegal', they have developed an amnesia, or perhaps, a psychosis that is causing them to forget being so utterly decieved and betrayed by the Bush regime's misrepresentations and outright lies.
The man who partnered with Douglas Feith in the inventive 'Office of Special Plans', Abram Shulsky, is slated to head this new office of impending war. Shulsky is expected to play it as straight as Bush's 'signing statements' that he developed for the evasive republican regime.
There they are again, the international regulars, lined up on the side of predacious prevaricators who ape concern for principles of liberty, freedom, and democracy, using the destructive force of our nation's military as their calling-card as they impose themselves wherever they please.
Where is the defense of Iran's right to engage in lawful activities and pursuits without threats of violence or repression? Where is the defense in the U.N. of Iran's sovereignty? They haven't relinquished that right just because the U.S. has unanswered questions. That's the standard which brought them the Iraq invasion and occupation.
Questions asked by the U.S. about WMD's in Iraq are still 'unanswered'. Despite the fear the Bush regime spread about the danger posed by the weapons they conjured in Iraq, they quickly made clear that the weapon's lie was a means to overthrow Saddam's reign.
"It's very simple. Saddam Hussein is no longer in power," national security adviser Condoleezza Rice told NBC. "Saddam Hussein was the problem with weapons of mass destruction," Rice said when asked why Bush was seemingly unconcerned about the inability to locate his main justification for the war.
Ahmed Chalabi, the main source of White House information for the WMD claims, was also satisfied that his lies achieved the overthrow that put him (temporarily) in power. Here's what Chalabi had to say in 2003 about his lies that led to thousands of our soldiers killed and maimed in the manufactured Iraq war:
Questioner: Well, I mean, the-- you know, half the people now feel that the war wasn't justified on the grounds that it was argued for.
Questioner: Do you feel any discomfort with that?
Chalabi: No. We are in Baghdad now.
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