Sunday, April 09, 2006

more on Iran

Seymour Hersh writes about the administration's plans to attack Iran in the April 17 issue of the New Yorker, which is online now with a post date of tomorrow. (Thanks for the heads up from Andrew Sullivan -- I'm still on the March 6 issue of the New Yorker despite Dan's protestations that it makes no sense to read the magazine unless you're reading the current issue).

According to Hersh, Bush has regime change and his own legacy in mind and views Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Hitleresque. Hersh also suggests that the "nuclear option" is being considered, quoting one former senior intelligence officer as saying, "It's a tough decision. But we made it in Japan."

No, really, save us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Iran remains a serious security threat, no doubt about it. But only real, aggressive diplomacy-- which the Bush administration simply has not prioritized-- will work to mitigate risk and maximize opportunities for partnership. The first step in diplomacy? Try listening to the Iranian perspective. This NYT article is a good starting point: