[ A B-1 bomber taking off from the recently ‘stolen-from-it’s-former-inhabitants-for-an-Anglo-airbase’ island of Diego Garcia ]
Avoiding another war of choice
will require a media
that digs beyond agenda-driven analysis
and prevents the debate from being curtailed.
It will require a media that doesn’t permit a question of life and death
to be framed in a simplistic manner
that leaves the U.S. with a false choice
of either bombing Iran or accepting an Iranian bomb.
America is once again drifting toward war.
Less than ten years after the U.S. invasion (and subsequent occupation) of Iraq,
its myriad lessons seem forgotten.
toxic mix of sloppy politicians
and politicized foreign policy experts
is telling the American public
that an irrational Iranian regime hell-bent on acquiring and using nuclear weapons poses an imminent threat to its safety
– despite the highest levels of America’s national security establishment
speaking on the record
to the contrary.
The ghosts of America’s neoconservative past have successfully shaped the policy around its selling points
despite next-to-zero discussion about the consequences of war.