Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Scott Ritter was right

Glenn Greenwald is putting the finishing touches on his book but he reminds us of Scott Ritter's words back in 2002.
The truth of the matter is that Iraq is not a sponsor of the kind of terror perpetrated against the United States on 11 September, and in fact is active in suppressing the sort of fundamentalist extremism that characterises those who attacked the United States on that horrible day.
Scott, who is an experienced authority on WMDs was belittled, smeared and made irrelevant by the same smug psuedo-pundits on the White House payolaroll that are still allowed to pontificate on the airways today. Charles Krauthammer, Peter Beinert and Lucianne's little boy Jonah Goldberg among others.

It's criminally negligent that our MSM continues to put up these deceitful talking deadheads while Scott Ritter and others of his ilk that called the cards correctly from the beginning are regulated to the fringes of the debate.
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6 Comments:

Blogger CHIC-HANDSOME said...

good year

7:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Good God, Libby - are you honestly telling me you don't believe the current Iranian government is violently anti-US, and that they are taking any opportunity they find to aid Al-Qaeda and the Sunni insurgency in Iraq?

Including supplying advanced IEDs and other forms of armament? Spies, cash, and advisors?

Those acts of war might not be on a par with suicide terrorists who crashed planes into buildings on 9/11, but let's not minimize them, OK?

2:45:00 AM  
Anonymous romunov said...

Yeah, like the way Iranians stormed an American consulate in Iraq, huh?

4:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

romunov:

More like how the Iranians stormed an AMERICAN consulate in Tehran, and held 63 diplomats and 3 additional US citizens hostage. From November 4, 1979 until January 20, 1981.

That doesn't bother you though, I'm sure. Deserved it, didn't they, those Americans?

4:58:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I think you misread this post Joe, Scott was referring to Iraq not Iran.

I have no doubt that Iran harbors ill will against the US and Israel for that matter but no, I don't think bombing will solve anything, any more than invading Iraq did which was the point of this post.

You know I respect your opinion Joe, so can you tell me that how invading Iraq has NOT ultimately strengthened Tehran's hand today? I don't have time to get into explanations at the moment but that's the way I see it.

As for the embassy occupation 20 years ago, didn't that start as a student uprising that just snowballed into something bigger? I don't believe the gov't initiated that.

11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

joe- ironic you are posting neo con propaganda. that's sort of what this topic is about. but it's about how wrong it is. so you kind of lose there.

and no iran isn't supporting the sunni insurgency. iran is shia. the sunni insurgency kills shias and blows up sacred shia sites.

Iran doesn't support terrorism. they support hezbollah and hamas which are legitmate elected members of their governments.

1:27:00 PM  

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