April 21, 2006

by Reb Yudel
How many Israelis have already died because Cheney/Feith want to bomb Iran?

It turns out that the invasion of Iraq did have deterrence potential. Good thing that the Cheney/Feith administration bollixed that up, eh? We wouldn't want Iran defunding Hezbollah and Hamas, would we?

Kevin Drum has the details:

In the spring of 2003, shortly before I left government, the Iranian Foreign Ministry sent Washington a detailed proposal for comprehensive negotiations to resolve bilateral differences. The document acknowledged that Iran would have to address concerns about its weapons programs and support for anti-Israeli terrorist organizations. It was presented as having support from all major players in Iran's power structure, including the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. A conversation I had shortly after leaving the government with a senior conservative Iranian official strongly suggested that this was the case. Unfortunately, the administration's response was to complain that the Swiss diplomats who passed the document from Tehran to Washington were out of line.
Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Of course, Palestinian terror has always been in the interest of the settler wing of Israeli politics, which is where Doug Feith's loyalties have long been.

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