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US/IRAN: Fearing Escalation, Pentagon Fought Cheney Plan

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posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 04:38 PM
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US/IRAN: Fearing Escalation, Pentagon Fought Cheney Plan


www.ipsnews.net

WASHINGTON, Jun 6 (IPS) - 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.
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posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 04:38 PM
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This is an interesting look at pentagon opposition toward a strike on Iran last year. Had it not been for this resistance, we may well be at war with Iran now. It's good to know that there are still some voices of reason within our military leadership, but considering all of the people who have been purged for for not playing ball with washington, it's only a matter of time before the hawks have their way with Iran.

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