Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Empire's War With Iran and the U. S. Constitution by Mark Dankof

Mark Dankof's oft-prophesied line that the United States would preemptively attack Iran after the American Presidential elections is one now shared by Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker, Philip Giraldi of The American Conservative, and possibly Guy Dinmore of The Financial Times.

The success of American-Israeli air attacks against hardened, dispersed Iranian nuclear power sites is questionable. The subsequent deployment of American troops in Iran even more dubious policy. But as Dankof notes, one thing is clear: the Bush, Neo-Con insistence on "regime change" in Iran by armed American/Israeli force will necessitate the reinstitution of the American Draft and the employment of another Executive Branch war without the Constitutional prerogatives of Article 1, Section 8.

Many will die, but the final death throng for the Old Republic at the hands of Empire and Sharon will be the most obvious, and tragic casualty.

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