American Samizdat

Monday, December 11, 2006. *
Palestinian PM says Iran has pledged $250 million in aid to PA
DUBAI - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Iran had pledged about $250 million in financial aid to Palestinians for 2007 to help ease the economic crisis caused by a Western aid boycott.

Bomb them!!!

And this from The Financial Times:

Attacking Iran would compound Iraq fiasco

No one who has read the Baker report's devastating if delicately worded indictment of US policy in Iraq could fail to understand that it spells failure. And that without wholesale changes of policy the US is staring at a humiliating defeat in the Middle East. No one, that is, except George W. Bush.

The president seems incapable of acknowledging the scale of the disaster in Iraq. He and his coterie blame the Iraqis, and Iran, for US failures. They persist in identifying the US national interest and Israeli hegemony in the Middle East as the same thing. For good measure, Mr Bush rejects a key finding of the Baker report: that, in pursuing policies to stabilise the region and get a grip on Iraq, the US should talk to Syria and, above all, to Iran.

But it is not just that Mr Bush is petulantly spurning the lifeline thrown to him by his father's former secretary of state - more of interest to students of psychodrama than geopolitics.

There is a terrifying possibility this administration will raise the stakes and compound the Iraq misadventure into a regional and international catastrophe by attacking Iran - or by acquiescing in an attack by Israel.
posted by Uncle $cam at 9:04 AM
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