War against Iran?
With the recent controversy over Iran and the nuclear non-proliferation treaty the question of yet another war war has arisen. It has been denied by the UK and US govts but on past history why believe such a denial? Anyway, Dan Plesch in today's Guardian suggests that war with Iran might be a plausible scenario in the not-too-distant future. It's worth reading as it shows, I think, the possibility. It is also a warning against those who think the US can't or won't do it. Naturally if it does go ahead we can expect the usual pieties and lies from the US an UK as they continue to support all sorts of dictators and allow the selling of arms to all sorts of blacklisted countries. It would made the position of the UK interesting. While political support in the US for such an attack is certainly still possible, it is much less likely in the UK. It would be interesting to see how New Labour could (a) say 'no' to the US and (b) convince the British public. I might have added (c) persuade the Labour back benches but as too many of them have proven to be a load of gutless cowards when opposing things like the Iraq war in the name of party unity over morality then they'll come round. So what I am on about? If US says 'jump', the British public oppose it (along with the vast majority of the public in Europe, including Rumsfeld's New Europe), and New Labour decide they'll do it, what's the difference with the Iraq war?