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Tomgram: Why Cheney Won't Take Down Iran

Tomgram: Why Cheney Won't Take Down Iran: "It's been on the minds of antiwar activists and war critics since 2003. And little wonder. If you don't remember the pre-invasion of Iraq neocon quip, 'Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran...' -- then take notice. Even before American troops entered Iraq, knocking off Iran was already 'Regime Change: The Sequel.' It was always on the Bush agenda and, for a faction of the administration led by Vice President Cheney, it evidently still is.

Add to that a series of provocative statements by President Bush, the Vice President, and other top U.S. officials and former officials. Take Cheney's daughter Elizabeth, who recently sent this verbal message to the Iranians: '[D]espite what you may be hearing from Congress, despite what you may be hearing from others in the administration who might be saying force isn't on the table... we're serious.' Asked about an Israeli strike …

Another law is coming to America. Muslims beware.

As a Muslim, living in America can be hell. After September 11, 2001 al-Qaeda attack of military and civilian target using civilian planes was misconstrued as if it was committed by people of Islamic faith as a whole. Millions of Muslims one way or another attacked in different shapes and forms by American people, government and media here in the USA. Perhaps naively, I used to think America would come to its census and cease to attack Muslims in this country! Torture, arbitrary arrest, kidnapping, deportation, and long term jail is taking place and will take place even in a worst way with the enactment of the new law. The disappearance of Muslims in America and outside of the country will intensify; harassment, knocking doors, intimidation, threats, blackmail will be the norm.
The loved ones who are waiting you to come home that evening may never see you again! I myself decided in 2005, not to take it anymore, I blogged and linked news and analysis from this country as well as from …