Sunday, September 30, 2007

Warning: Controversial post ahead

(This is Mary.)

I am so sick and tired of the media falling into the Administration's trap of publicizing the next "Satan" in the Middle East, just to make their case for yet another meaningless war sound like it has meaning.

Haven't we gone through this already, to the tune of nearly 4,000 of our soldiers dead, tens of thousands more wounded, and God only knows how many Iraqis and others killed for no reason?

It's neither here nor there for me whether or not the president of Iran was allowed to speak on TV (several top newscasters interviewed him), at a university, at the U.N., wherever.

But can the media PLEASE stop assuming that everything the Administration says about him is true? For example, I saw a snippet of an interview with him on 60 Minutes, where the interviewer asked about Iranian weapons "killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq." The Iranian president said something along the lines of, "You are assuming that U.S. officials are telling you the truth."

Haven't we learned by now that they DON'T always tell us the truth?

Everything I have ever read about Iran's nuclear capabilities--from experts who actually DO know something--says that he's got NOTHING. ZIP. NADA. His "nuclear program" consists of equipment that doesn't work and won't work for decades, if ever.

It's all playing out so similarly to the Iraq lead-up. Don't think for a minute that our current president wouldn't launch an attack on Iran before leaving office. If the media has anything to say about it, he certainly will.

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