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Friday, January 26, 2007

Pot-Kettle-Black Department

Orwellian quote du jour: "Iran seems to be conducting a foreign policy with a sense of dangerous triumphalism." -- CIA Director Gen. Michael V. Hayden, speaking to Congress recently.

The quote comes from a WaPo article which states that the Bushies have "authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East and compel it to give up its nuclear program."

The real goal, I'm afraid, is to create a pretext for going to war with Iran, as Paul Craig Roberts writes pretty much every week.

[Update 10:40 AM] Chris Floyd comments:
What Bush has done with this order is to turn the American military into his own private death squad. It is an act of breathtaking dishonor, of unspeakable moral filth. That this pathetic little man and the jumped-up thugs around him--especially the hulking, smirking, lying coward Dick Cheney--are allowed to show their faces among civilized people, much less exercise power over a mighty nation, remains an unfathomable mystery...and a source of deep shame for all Americans.