Omid Memarian

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Shifting Targets
The Administration’s plan for Iran.
Seymour M. Hersh

Symour Hersh in his serial stories about Iran in the latest issue of New Yorker has talked about the recent changes in the US Foreign policy toward Iran. Like many other experts who follow the news and political events, he believes that the possibility of attacking Iran is still high....

"In a series of public statements in recent months, President Bush and members of his Administration have redefined the war in Iraq, to an increasing degree, as a strategic battle between the United States and
Iran. “Shia extremists, backed by Iran, are training Iraqis to carry out attacks on our forces and the Iraqi people,” Bush told the national convention of the American Legion in August. “The attacks on our bases and our troops by Iranian-supplied munitions have increased. . . . The Iranian regime must halt these actions. And, until it does, I will take actions necessary to protect our troops.” He then concluded, to applause, “I have authorized our military commanders in Iraq to confront Tehran’s murderous activities.” (Continue...)


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