“Five Iranians were detained by U.S.-led forces earlier this month after a raid on an Iranian government liaison office in northern Iraq. The move further frayed relations between the two countries, already tense because of U.S.-led efforts to force Tehran to abandon its suspected nuclear weapons program.
The administration said at the time that U.S. forces entered an Iranian building in Kurdish-controlled Irbil because information linked it to Revolutionary Guards and other Iranian elements engaging in violent activities in Iraq.
But Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, a Kurd, contended the Iranians were working in a liaison office that had government approval and that the office was in the process of being approved as a consulate. In Iran, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the U.S. raid constituted an intervention in Iranian-Iraqi affairs.”
Think Bush has changed? Only the language, from “I am the decider” to today’s “I am the decision maker.”
He wants to leave a legacy of toughness, to make up for being a cheerleader at Yale, a no show as a National Guard pilot during war time, a failure as an oilman (as well as at any other business venture without the bailouts of his father’s friends), and a failure as a president (without another bailout from his father’s friends).
In his ongoing failed competition with his father—who wasn’t much better in terms of policies and politics, but even only a little better means many thousands of lives spared—others have to pay for his failures.
In the time he has left, how many more will be sacrificed on the altar of his faltering ego? Too fucking many.