Senate buys into anti-Iran propaganda

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This is a bad sign, and another indication of how the Michael Gordon articles have the potential to allow Bush/Cheney to take us to war against Iran.  It is astonishing that Democrats feel that they have to appear warlike.

The Senate Wednesday put aside a growing schism over the conduct of the Iraq war and rallied around a strongly-worded warning to Iran authored by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman.

The measure, an amendment to the defense spending bill, illustrates both growing concern lawmakers have about Iran’s aggression and uncertainly about what to do. It passed in a 97-0 vote after Lieberman agreed to include a provision that nothing in his measure “shall be construed to authorize or otherwise speak to the use of armed forces against Iran.”

Lieberman has been almost a lone Senate voice in recent weeks protesting Iran’s actions against American troops, suggesting that the U.S. should be prepared to use military force if necessary. Congress is not prepared to go that far at this point, but members did want to make a strong, bipartisan statement.

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Filed under Bill Kristol: is he smarter than you?, Countdown to attack on Iran, Dick Cheney: Hannibal Lector in disguise?, George W. Bush: is he really THAT bad?, Iran, Iraq, Politics

One response to “Senate buys into anti-Iran propaganda

  1. Sorry but it isn’t “…astonishing that Democrats feel that they have to appear warlike.” If fact they aren’t in any way “warlike.” They are full out pro-war. The dems try to make it SEEM that they are antiwar, but all their actions prove them to support continuing and expanding the present war.

    When the FY2008 budget gets passed and signed into law with further funding to continue the war and other increases in the military budget. Please try not to be surprised, I won’t be…

    It’s time for those like me who are against the war to walk away from BOTH the repub AND dem parties! OUT WITH THE LOT OF EM IN 2008!

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

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