Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Esquire Magazine recently published an article predicting that Admiral William Fallon would resign before the summer as CENTCOM chief in charge of Iraq and Afghanistan. Fallon was determined to resist an attack against Iran and publicly let it be known that he would oppose such a move. Today we get word of his forced resignation from Defense Secretary Gates.

The BBC web page reports:

"The commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Admiral William Fallon, is to retire from his post early. He cited the "embarrassing situation and public perception of differences between my views and administration policy" as the reason for retiring. He was the subject of a recent article by Esquire magazine, which said he was opposed to the use of force against Iran over its nuclear programme. The 63-year-old admiral became head of the US Central Command a year ago. "

This is an ominous and unwelcomed resignation. Without Fallon, there is nothing to stop those war mongers, Bush and Cheney, from bombing Iran. Even though they have less than one year in office, these militarists could still cause irreparable damage to the United States, not to mention Iran and its people.

Put Fallon's resignation together with a forthcoming trip of Cheney to Israel and Saudi Arabia and we can easily imagine a doomsday scenario for Iran and its neighbors. Bombing Iran would cause a war lasting at least 100 years. It would set Shia against Sunni in a Middle East conflagration. It would make the U.S. the enemy of Iran for generations.

Bush and Cheney must no be allowed in mounting an attack against Iran. We must stop the madmen.

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