From Pine View Farm

Wars: Is One Enough? Is Three Too Many? 1

Remember the old children’s laxative commercial which started “Prunes: Is one enough? Are three too many?”

Congress is singing a similar tune about wars. Asia Times reports:

Cartoon:  "Iran wants war.  Look how close they put their country to our bases."In another resolution apparently designed to prepare for war against Iran, the US House of Representatives, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan 401-11 vote, has passed a resolution (HR 568) urging the president to oppose any policy toward Iran “that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat.”

With its earlier decision to pass a bill that effectively sought to ban any negotiations between the United States and Iran, a huge bipartisan majority of Congress has essentially told the president that nothing short of war or the threat of war is an acceptable policy. Indeed, the rush to pass this bill appears to have been designed to undermine the ongoing international negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.


Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, noted how “this resolution reads like the same sheet of music that got us into the Iraq war, and could be the precursor for a war with Iran. It’s effectively a thinly-disguised effort to bless war.”

One more time: The old lie. The young die.

Image via Balloon Juice.


1 comment

  1. George

    June 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Ah, Mr. Lawrence Wilkerson one of the few Republican turncoats who regretted being a scoundrel and became convenient as a pet for the Democrats. Of course, he — or his former boss, Powell — never answered why they let all the lies and trash into the UN Security Council presentation. It’s unclear who was worse, him or Powell. Powell can’t bear to turncoat his old party although it ended his career except as a high rent motivational speaker. You know, if you believe that the GOP is purposely sabotaging the economy to hurt the president it’s only logical it would do the same with any foreign policy, too. The Reagan team did it to Jimmy Carter when the mullahs held the hostages. And it was done with Nixon, who through back channels told the North Vietnamese not to negotiate with the Johnson administration and wait until he was in power.