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  •  Meanwhile: Hawks "ready to 'backdoor' war w Iran.. (8+ / 0-)

    As if we don't have enough "good" news between the sequesterpocalypse, and drones, etc--Senators "I never met a war I didn't love" Graham, and Mendez (?!!)  "want to set U.S. policy in favor of prematurely pulling the “military option” trigger against Iran..."  

    ...pledging American backing of absolutely any strike by Israel against Iran and its nuclear program.

    ...Graham...and...Menendez...plan to unveil a new joint urge the President to continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions legislation.” Couched in such seemingly benign language, the resolution saves its most worrisome clauses for the end, including an open-ended policy of U.S. support for any Israeli strike against Iran:

        Urges that, if the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in self-defense, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory people, and existence...

    (Update): The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin reported that Graham told her that the “self-defense” language in his resolution should include preemption and that his Iran resolutions are meant to be a “step-by-step” process to authorize war:

    Ain't "bipartisanship" wonderful?  The only thing they can agree on is starting wars.
    •  How many wars on how many fronts do the warmongers (4+ / 0-)

      in DC want? And how are we to pay for them, which doesn't get mentioned, as they all scream about the growing national debt.

       At a time (in our 12th year in Afghanistan with no quick end in sight) with MIC spending so totally out of control, with the War Department (strangely called the Department of "Defense") not able to pass an audit of all the taxpayer dollars it spends. At a time that those same DC public servants are wanting to cut spending entitlements for the poor, the disabled, the elderly.

      There seems to be little clear thinking or sanity in DC.

      Rep. Barbara Lee, (one of our most liberal, along the - wait for it - Rand Paul agree: Audit the Pentagon!

      On Tuesday, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) revealed that she would be reintroducing legislation that would require an audit of the Pentagon in the 113th Congress – and idea Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voiced full support for in 2012.

      “Oftentimes my colleagues don’t really realize that the Pentagon has not been audited, cannot be audited, and we need it audited,” Lee said at a Capitol Hill press conference.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:07:55 AM PST

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