Friday, September 28, 2007
Cowardly, Treacherous Senate Democrats vote "BACK DOOR AUTHORIZATION" for Bush-Cheney War vs Iran.....
In a moment of AIPAC war-lust-fantasy-insanity, SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN asks Iraq war commander General David Patraeus, during the general's September 11, 2007 report to Congress on the Iraq war... Senator Lieberman asked General Patraeus if he would order US forces to ATTACK Iranian Kuds forces.... IN IRAN!
A mere TWO WEEKS LATER, on 9-25-2007, the treacherous Senate Democratic "leadership" (Harry Reid, the nominal "LEADER" of the spineless, pretend-ignorance-is-a-virtue Senate Democrats) ALLOWED the Lieberman-Kyle "BACK DOOR WAR AUTHORIZATION for a US attack on IRAN" bill to come to the floor of the senate, where almost two dozen Democratic Senators AUTHORIZED the Bush-Cheney administration to, in essence, BOMB IRAN AT ANY TIME and place of their choosing... for ANY EXCUSE they (the White House) and they alone deem sufficient!
ROLL CALL "YEA" VOTES OF COWARDLY 'Democratic" SENATORS voting FOR the BACK DOOR WAR vs IRAN AUTHORIZATION - the new #1 item on the AIAPC/War Industry/Republican Right-Wing/major media wish list....
Explanation by SacramentoForDemocracy.org on the TRUE EXTENT of the Lieberman-Kyle "HAIR-TRIGGER FOR WAR" bill-
YET AGAIN, "DEMOCRATIC" "leaders" take the flimsiest, elitest, PRO-WAR inside-the-beltway 'conventional wisdom' narrative - which is and always has been nothing more than a pseudo-intellectual David Broder/George Will/David Gergen rough polish on the KARL ROVE/RUSH LIMBAUGH/RUPERT MURDOCH/GEORGE BUSH talking points - and KICKED THEIR DEMOCRATIC voters and constituents to the ground.... and then KICKED their voting constituents IN THE RIBS once those constituents (victims) are down and writhing in distress and dismay.
Here is the language from the Lieberman/Kyle amendment:
(3) that it should be the policy of the United States TO COMBAT, contain, and ROLL BACK the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its foreign facilitators such as Lebanese Hezbollah, and its indigenous Iraqi proxies;
(4) to support the prudent and calibrated use of all instruments of United States national power in Iraq, including diplomatic, economic, intelligence, and military instruments, in support of the policy described in paragraph (3) with respect to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies.
The policy of the U.S should be to "combat" Iran with "all" "military instruments"?!? You can be absolutely certain that those are the only words Dick Cheney and George Bush will see or care about.
From SoCal Grassroots:
Senator Joe Lieberman seemed to be seized by an aberrant moment of lunacy last week when he pressed General Petraeus for an attack on Iran. Unfortunately, that lunacy proved to be more than one aberrant moment. Just before the [9-25-07] weekend he introduced an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to authorize exactly that.
No, we are not kidding. He has, along with Senators Jon Kyl and Norm Coleman, drafted language that any impartial observer would interpret as a DECLARATION OF WAR against Iran, and he is pressing for a vote as fast as possible.