War with Iran has begun.

June 29th, 2005  

Topic: War with Iran has begun.

US war with Iran has already begun
By Scott Ritter

Thursday 23 June 2005, 12:21 Makka Time, 9:21 GMT
Americans, along with the rest of the world, are starting to wake up to the uncomfortable fact that President George Bush not only lied to them about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (the ostensible excuse for the March 2003 invasion and occupation of that country by US forces), but also about the very process that led to war.

On 16 October 2002, President Bush told the American people that "I have not ordered the use of force. I hope that the use of force will not become necessary."

We know now that this statement was itself a lie, that the president, by late August 2002, had, in fact, signed off on the 'execute' orders authorising the US military to begin active military operations inside Iraq, and that these orders were being implemented as early as September 2002, when the US Air Force, assisted by the British Royal Air Force, began expanding its bombardment of targets inside and outside the so-called no-fly zone in Iraq.

June 29th, 2005  
Yet another Gem from Ritter and that bastion of unbiased reporting............Al Jizzerah