2.14.2007

Growing Unease with U.S. Policy of War

The Bush administration is ratcheting up the rhetoric towards Iran (Bush: Iran is source of deadly weapons) in what appears to many as wind up towards war. President Bush, who in January of 2002 proclaimed Iran a member of the "Axis of Evil", yesterday accused Iran of supplying weapons to their Shiite allies in Iraq civil war.

(Curiously, the president denies that there is a civil war in Iraq.)

However, members of the U.S. Congress, feeling burned by the White House's "evidence" in support of going to war in Iraq, are increasingly dubious of administration's claims.

While campaigning in Iowa this weekend (Obama's antiwar message receives cheers in Nashua, Durham), U.S. Senator Barack Obama had this to say:

"I don't doubt that there are some weapons coming over from Iran into Iraq. I have no doubt Iran has a history of sponsoring terrorism and doing mischief. I am less persuaded by what we're seeing over the last couple of weeks, and that is that the intervention of Iran into Iraq somehow justifies what seems to be a mounting case for intervention or even forays into Iran."
In another sign that the world's sole superpower pays a price for its military aggressiveness, India (Giants meet to counter US power), China and Russia are seeking to form pact to counter the U.S. The three emerging giants met in Delhi yesterday to discuss ways to build a more democratic “multipolar world”.