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Tsk, Tsk

Before he was rudely interrupted by being in the middle of a coup, Barnett R. Rubin wrote about shabby reporting by Michael Goldfarb, author of the blog “Worldwide.Standard.com” at the Weekly Standard

He notes that on July 6 of this year, a survey showed that “60 percent of Americans opposed a war with Iran.” Now, however, he claims, “a majority of Americans now favor military action against Iran.”

The July poll from Angus Reid asked, “If the U.S. government decides to take military action in Iran, would you favour or oppose it?” 63% said they would oppose it.

The recent Zogby poll asked if voters “would support a U.S. military strike to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon.” 52% said yes.

Not the same question, and the 52% are going to want to see a little more substance than the “16 words” that were used to invade Iraq. You have to prove that Iran is really attempting to build a nuclear weapon, not “nuclear weapon related program activities.”

At this point we know that even if they wanted to build a nuclear weapon, it would take years before they could do it, and the IAEA says there is no evidence that they are actually trying.

If some treasonous slime-balls hadn’t outed the CIA network watching for evidence of proliferation of WMDs in the area, we would know what was really going on.

6 comments

1 whig { 11.04.07 at 4:59 pm }

If you’re going to come right out and say that what they did was treason, we should have the full bill of particulars before long, I hope.

2 Bryan { 11.04.07 at 5:27 pm }

First we need a Justice Department that will actually enforce the laws. Fitzgerald’s brief was hemmed in on all sides and the CIA refuses to give evidence about their activities.

3 whig { 11.04.07 at 5:49 pm }

Could be awhile, Mukasey wouldn’t be much good if he believes that the president is above the law.

4 Bryan { 11.04.07 at 6:59 pm }

Actually, the first step would really be to impeach Cheney, which would negate any claim of immunity and knock out a couple of other defensive strategies.

5 whig { 11.04.07 at 9:47 pm }

I’m in favor, but Kucinich hasn’t bothered to update HR333 and he’s still trying to go with the old charges.

6 Bryan { 11.04.07 at 10:20 pm }

The best path is with the easiest to prove charge. The penalty is the same whether there is one charge or dozens, so keep it simple. The Senate doesn’t have the votes, because the GOP Senators with integrity are either gone or retiring and don’t want to get involved.