Monday, August 02, 2010

Neocons Still Angle for War with Iran

By Gareth Porter,, July 31, 2010

Editor’s Note: Despite guiding the United States into the bloody quagmires of Afghanistan and Iraq, Washington’s neoconservatives remain extremely influential, still dominating the op-ed pages, the key think tanks and the TV talk shows.

And, the neocons have not given up their dream of extending the reach of the U.S. war machine into Iran on behalf of Israel’s right-wing Likud government, as investigative historian Gareth Porter notes in this guest essay:

Reuel Marc Gerecht’s screed justifying a prospective Israeli bombing attack on Iran coincides with the opening of the new Israel lobby campaign marked by the introduction of House Resolution 1553 expressing full support for such an Israeli attack.

What is important to understand about this campaign is that the aim of Gerecht and of the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu is to support an attack by Israel so that the United States can be drawn into direct, full-scale war with Iran.

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