Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Circular Reasoning; It's All The Reason They Need

The drumbeat to war with Iran continues; perhaps not as loudly or as incessantly as it did for Iraq, but with many of the same players. The latest bit of Kabuki theater - coordinated, no doubt, by the chief drummer, Dick Cheney - is this:

The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," US officials tell Robin Wright for Wednesday editions of the Washington Post.
While the move ostensibly allows the US and the international community to target the group's financial interests it also gives BushCo. a ready made designation of the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group.

I can see Darth Cheney on the Sunday morning talkers already:

Cheney: Well you know, [insert talking head name here], the Iranian military are all terrorists.

Talking Head: *breathlessly* Their entire military is composed of terrorists?

DC: Yes, they've been designated a "specially designated global terrorist" group and they are working especially hard to obtain weapons of mass destruction...

TH: *aghast* No!

DC: Oh yes, they are quite dangerous. You know we have satellite pictures of them barbecuing and serving this unit little babies during their training exercises.
Here we go again.

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