Bush Admin targeting Iran for aggression longer than previously acknowledged

The following is a statement from Ohio Congressman and Democratic Party Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich:

Public disclosure of private memos from former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld provides further evidence, from the highest level, that the Bush Administration has been targeting Iran for aggression for longer than previously acknowledged, Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said today.

Rumsfeld, one of the architects and chief advocates of the war against Iraq, wrote in one memo, “Iraq is only one battleground,” according to revelations in today’s Washington Post. In other memos, termed “snowflakes” by Administration officials, Rumsfeld wrote of the need to “keep elevating the threat,” and “link Iraq to Iran,” according to the newspaper account.

Further, the Post reported, Rumsfeld argued, “…if we fail in Iraq, it will advantage Iran,” in an April 2006 memo. “From the Oval Office on down, this Administration has been targeting Iran as the next domino it wants to topple,” Kucinich said today. “They used lies and deceit to take this nation into war, and they have been fabricating justifications to launch a second war against Iran. The criminality of these actions must be addressed by the Congress of the United States of America.”

Well I guess Kucinich can try but I’m doubtful about any positive outcome.

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