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US/IRAN: Fearing Escalation, Pentagon Fought Cheney Plan

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posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 06:51 PM
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US/IRAN: Fearing Escalation, Pentagon Fought Cheney Plan


www.ipsnews.org

Pentagon officials firmly opposed a proposal by Vice President Dick Cheney last summer for airstrikes against Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) bases by insisting that the administration would have to make clear decisions about how far the United States would go in escalating the conflict with Iran, according to a former George W. Bush administration official.

J. Scott Carpenter, who was then deputy assistant secretary of state in the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, recalled in an interview that senior Defence Department (DoD) officials and the Joint Chiefs used the escalation issue as the main argument against the Cheney proposal.

McClatchy newspapers reported last August that Cheney had proposal several weeks earlier "launching airstrikes at suspected training camps in Iran", citing two officials involved in Iran policy.

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posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 06:51 PM
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Now that Admiral Fallon is gone and with the latest Air Force shake out looks like "IT"S ON" for the summer or early fall. Imagine what gas prices will be after an attack on Iran???

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