Undeterred by Failure in Iraq, Neocons Push for U.S. Attack on Iran

Killgore, Andrew I.
November 2004
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Nov2004, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p21
This article reports that neoconservatives are pushing for U.S. attack on Iran, even after failure in Iraq. In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush linked Iran with Iraq and North Korea in an "axis of Evil." The 2003 invasion of Iraq followed, based on President Saddam Hussein's alleged possession of "weapons of mass destruction" and ties to Al-Qaeda. With over 1,000 American soldiers killed and thousands wounded, that war has gone very sour, and may cost Bush the November election. Iran is geographically three and a half times bigger than Iraq and three times as populous, so a U.S. ground invasion with an already overtaxed military seems out of the question.


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