War on Iran: It’s Not a Matter of “If”

… and Obama can’t say, No?”

As Pierre Sprey remarked to me, “Note also that this is one of those rare but dangerous moments in history when Big Oil and the Israelis are pushing the White House in the same direction. The last such moment was quickly followed by Dubya’s invasion of Iraq.”

It’s somewhat immaterial to ask whether Obama really wants war with Iran, thus interfering with the “strategic pivot” to Asia. Presidents are creatures of circumstances and lobbies, and Obama is certainly no exception. We have to hope that the traditional prudence of  Iran’s leadership prompts them not to make some desperate retaliatory lunge, such as mining the Straits of  Hormuz, or offering some kindred excuse to the US to up the tempo of the undeclared war it is already waging.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/13/war-on-iran-it%e2%80%99s-not-a-matter-of-%e2%80%9cif%e2%80%9d/

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