Do Not Attack Iran
Former National Security Advisor and noted international relations scholar Zbigniew Brzezinski makes the case against an attack on Iran in today's International Herland Tribune. This is a great piece and I do not have much to add to it besides that fact that despite all the purely logical arguments against a war with Iran (as there was with Iraq), we are faced with an administration that knows nothing about logic, nothing about reality, and one completely detached from the American people (Bush's approval rating have never been lower).
It follows that an attack on Iran would be an act of political folly, setting in motion a progressive upheaval in world affairs. With America increasingly the object of widespread hostility, the era of American preponderance could come to a premature end.
American policy should not be swayed by a contrived atmosphere of urgency ominously reminiscent of what preceded the intervention in Iraq.
While America is clearly preponderant in the world, it does not have the power - nor the domestic inclination - to both impose and then to sustain its will in the face of protracted and costly resistance. That certainly is the lesson taught both by its Vietnamese and Iraqi experiences.
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