War : Syria


Richard Moore

As with Iran, there would be significant risk of escalation.



The Triumph Of
Ideology Over Reality

"Obviously, far from heeding demands from U.S. generals and
congressional members of his own political party for a plan to
withdraw from Iraq, Bush intends to widen the war." By Paul
Craig Roberts 10-6-5

Not content with the terrorist-breeding instability he caused
by invading Iraq, President Bush is plotting with Israel to
repeat the disaster in Syria.

The diplomatic editor of the London Telegraph reports (Oct. 5)
that the U.S. is aiming at Syrian "regime change." The British
newspaper quotes Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz as
saying that a report blaming Syria for the assassination of a
former Lebanese government official will be the catalyst that
starts the ball rolling. Mofaz says the report will be the
pretext for Bush to impose sanctions on Syria, "beginning with
economic sanctions and moving on to others."

The Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reports (Oct. 3) that the Bush
administration has asked Israel's government to recommend a
successor for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. No doubt, the
Bush administration will describe Israel's selection of
Syria's new president as the workings of democracy.

The Stratfor Intelligence Brief reports (Oct. 5) that Bush's
National Security Council is deciding whether to bomb Syrian
villages along what are thought to be "the infiltration routes
used by jihadists" and to have U.S. special forces conduct
operations inside Syrian territory.

Obviously, far from heeding demands from U.S. generals and
congressional members of his own political party for a plan to
withdraw from Iraq, Bush intends to widen the war.

How can Bush, his National Security Council, and Israel be so
blind to the consequences of destabilizing Syria? A CIA report
concluded that the U.S. invasion of Iraq created a training
ground for al-Qaeda. Doesn't Bush understand that creating
chaos in Syria will have the same result?

The National Security Council needs to quickly consult some
real Middle East experts before Bush's reckless policies in
the face of seething anti-American sentiment cause the
overthrow of U.S. puppet rulers in Egypt, Jordan, and
Pakistan, and dethrone the princes ruling the American oil
protectorates in the Middle East.

If the Bush administration cannot defeat insurgency in Iraq,
how can it defeat insurgency in Iraq and Syria? In Iraq,
Syria, and Iran? The Bush administration is fanatical,
divorced from reality.

Last week, Lt. Gen. William Odom, former director of the
National Security Agency, said that Bush's invasion of Iraq
was "the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history." This is
quite a distinction for Bush and his government. Are the
morons now going to double the distinction by attacking Syria
and quadruple it by attacking Iran?

Why don't Congress and the American public understand that the
U.S. cannot afford to worsen the disaster in which it finds

Nothing better illustrates the reality-denying capability of
the Bush administration than its Secretary of State Condi
Rice's speech at Princeton University on Sept. 30. It is a
fantasy speech, devoid of awareness that "regime change" in
Iraq substituted Shi'ite clergy for a secular ruler. The U.S.
secretary of state has no inkling of the conflict generated
among Shi'ite, Sunni, and Kurd by the U.S.-imposed attempt to
produce and adopt a constitution?

The Bush administration's Middle East policy is the triumph of
ideology over reality. Something must be done to stop Bush
before he mimics in the Middle East Hitler's invasion of
Russia. The American people cannot afford the blood and
treasure that the fanatical Bush administration is willing to
squander in the Middle East.

What can be done about a president who is immune to reason? A
bill of impeachment is a good start.

The Bush administration has already done more damage to
Americans than the Sept. 11 attacks. The American people and
their congressional representatives must hold Bush accountable
before it is too late. The Bush administration has no
intention of stopping with Iraq. At Princeton, Condi Rice
again declared the administration's intention to use U.S.
military force to transform the societies in the Middle East.
"Now is not the time to falter or fade," declared the U.S.
secretary of state.

Such total oblivion to the "greatest strategic disaster in
U.S. history" is far scarier than Muslim terrorists.


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