Monday, October 22, 2007

Foregone Conclusion

Let's Go To Our Correspondent


The Secret History of the Impending War with Iran That the White House Doesn't Want You to Know

...It was an average morning in April, about four weeks into the war.
Mann picked up her daily folder and sat down at her desk, glancing at a fax cover page.
The fax was from the Swiss ambassador to Iran, which wasn't unusual -- since the U.S. had no formal relationship with Iran, the Swiss ambassador represented American interests there and often faxed over updates on what he was doing.
This time he'd met with Sa-deq Kharrazi, a well-connected Iranian who was the nephew of the foreign minister and son-in-law to the supreme leader.
Amazingly, Kharrazi had presented the ambassador with a detailed proposal for peace in the Middle East, approved at the highest levels in Tehran.

A two-page summary was attached. Scanning it, Mann was startled by one dramatic concession after another -- "decisive action" against all terrorists in Iran, an end of support for Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, a promise to cease its nuclear program, and also an agreement to recognize Israel.

This was huge. Mann sat down and drafted a quick memo to her boss, Richard Haass. It was important to send a swift and positive response.

Then she heard that the White House had already made up its mind -- it was going to ignore the offer.

Its only response was to lodge a formal complaint with the Swiss government about their ambassador's meddling.

It appears the American Executive branch wishes for America to die.

Is this what America wants?

h/t Group News Blog

1 comment:

mark hoback said...

stunning in their consistency, eh?