Tuesday, May 19, 2009

John Hannah takes his Dick to a Cockfight

The Washington Post under Fred Hiatt continues its policy of allowing uncontested access to its editorial pages for the purposes of starting new wars. Here's former Bush insider John Hannah today:

History's lesson for the Obama administration seems straightforward: Short of regime change or military attack, the method most likely to persuade an anti-American, terrorist-sponsoring state such as Iran to cease its nuclear weapons program is credibly threatening the regime's hold on power.

Here's John Hannah 2006:

Hannah and [David] Wurmser's boss, [Dick Cheney], talks freely about the need for a military showdown with Iran to destroy its alleged nuclear program.

And 2007:

Some senior administration officials still relish the notion of a direct confrontation. One ambassador in Washington said he was taken aback when John Hannah, Vice President Cheney's national security adviser, said during a recent meeting that the administration considers 2007 "the year of Iran" and indicated that a U.S. attack was a real possibility.

Thank goodness these folks rarely have their viewpoint countered at the WaPo. Good job, Fred Hiatt.

(pic from Think Progress)

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

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