Because They REALLY Miss That New-War Smell…

3 comments March 1st, 2006at 07:38pm Posted by Eli

From ThinkProgress:

The Bush administration this month “quietly orchestrated a major shift in U.S. policy toward Iran,” requesting $85 million for a plan “not just to contain Tehran’s nuclear ambitions but also to topple the Iranian government.” An unclassified State Department cable released this morning offers details on this new strategy. ThinkProgress has acquired a copy of the document, which you can read here.

The cable announces a new Office of Iranian Affairs, and serves as a casting call for Iran and Persian language experts. It states that the U.S. is establishing positions in the United Arab Emirates and developing “reporting” positions in countries with large Iranian exile communities, including Germany, Great Britain, and Azerbaijan, among others.

They then proceed to explain why this is a bad idea. “Everything Bush touches turns to shit, dead bodies, or explosions – and usually all three” is good enough for me, really…

(Hat tip to watertiger)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iran,Politics,Wankers

3 Comments

  • 1. Ol' Froth  |  March 2nd, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    the U.S. is establishing positions in the United Arab Emirates

    Hmmm, that puts the port deal in a new light

  • 2. Eli  |  March 2nd, 2006 at 1:02 pm

    Yes, yes it does. You let me establish operations on your back, and I’ll let you establish operations on mine…

  • 3. Anonymous  |  March 2nd, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    Bartkid sez,
    Yeah that plan has worked real well for the last 25 years of work to topple the Iranian government after the Shah, second only to its success in Cuba after Batista.


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