The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing--that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack--but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections.
First of all I thought the President was the one who specified these things. Maybe he deferred the destruction of the world to Cheney. I don't doubt that these plans are in place, after all this is what they really wanted to do first but Saddam was easier and actually had more oil. The scary part is that the MSM is probably not going to pick this up.
This is actually even scarier when you put it in parallel with Juan Cole's latest article in Salon in which, in very clear terms, he spells out that for all intents and puposes the war in Iraq is over and that much to the chagrin of Bush and boys it is Iran that has actually won. It is a very well written article and well worth the day pass hassle.
Finally, to top it all off, our boys in Congress, in conjunction with dismantling the Bill of Rights have created a new crime called Narco-terrorism which marries the WOD with the WOT and basically gives Bush and company the right to hook any crime to the WOT and therefore put you in jail forever with no trial and no recourse.
As someone used to say "The world is turning to shit and the pigs are eating it!"
Have a nice day.