In an article in the New Yorker, Symour Hersh reveals the fact that the Bush Administration had been urging Israel to attack Hezbollah in Lebanon even before the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers that ostensibly was the reason for the invasion. The attack, they argued, could ease Israel’s security concerns and also serve as a prelude to a potential American preëmptive attack to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations.
Even more frightening that that, though, is the fact that one of the architects of this plan is Elliot Abrams, who is Deputy National Security Advisor.
You might not have heard of him…the Deputy National Security advisor never gets much press, after all….but he does have access to the President, and influence in policy-making. For some of you, though, the name might be familiar.
You see, Elliot Abrams, our current Deputy National Security Advisor, was part of the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, and was facing jail time for lying to Congress….before being pardoned by George the First.
Pay attention, people. When I say that the current adminstration are a bunch of criminals, I’m not just engaging in “liberal moonbat” hyperbole.