Speaking at the Campus Progress journalism conference earlier this month, Seymour Hersh — a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for The New Yorker — revealed that Bush administration officials held a meeting recently in the Vice President’s office to discuss ways to provoke a war with Iran.Apparently the idea was to build some Iranian PT boat look alikes, man them with Navy Seals dressed as Iranians, and have them attack Americans. Sound familiar? It should because it happened before -- 69 years ago.
In Hersh’s most recent article, he reports that this meeting occurred in the wake of the overblown incident in the Strait of Hormuz, when a U.S. carrier almost shot at a few small Iranian speedboats. The “meeting took place in the Vice-President’s office. ‘The subject was how to create a casus belli between Tehran and Washington,’” according to one of Hersh’s sources.
On August 31, 1939 a German radio station in Gleiwitz was ostensibly attacked by Polish army regulars thus providing justification for the invasion of Poland by Adolf Hitler's forces. As we now know, the invaders were actually a small group of Germans dressed in Polish army uniforms. To make it even more realistic, a body was left at the scene.
If this doesn't convince anyone that Dick Cheney and the rest of the Apple Dumpling Gang isn't nuts, I don't know what will. And the bozos on the right think John McCain is a suitable alternative?