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Monday, April 02, 2007

Why should we believe Olmert on Iran any more than we do Bush?

deny, deny... spin, spin... it never stops, does it...?
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert dismissed as baseless Sunday suggestions that Israel was working with the United States in drawing up contingency plans for conflict with Iran.

"Declarations that there is an American plan to strike Iran that is being coordinated with Israel which would at the same time attack Syria and Lebanon is not familiar to me, and is a baseless rumour," Olmert told a Jerusalem news conference.

"I hope no one takes action based on baseless rumours," he said.

and the u.s. government and its captive media, after ratcheting up the invective against iran in connection with the uk-iran crisis, continues to engage in its usual double standard...
One of the least endearing features of Washington’s political/media hierarchy is its propensity for selective outrage, like what is now coming from George W. Bush about the “inexcusable behavior” of the Iranian government in holding 15 British sailors whom Bush has labeled “hostages.”

This is the same President Bush who often mocks the very idea that international law should apply to him; he’s fond of the punch line: “International law? I better call my lawyer.” But Bush becomes a pious defender of international law when it suits his geopolitical interests.

The major U.S. news media predictably follows along, getting into an arms-crossed harrumph over foreigners trampling on the inviolate principles of international law, the same rules that should never constrain U.S. actions.

why should WE follow the rules...? we're big enough and powerful enough to do as we damn well please...

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