Barnett Rubin, Afghanistan expert at NYU, has posted on the Bush plan to promote war with Iran: Informed Comment Global Affairs: Post Labor Day Product Rollout: War with Iran. This piece excerpts NY Times reporting from 2002 laying out how Bush and Co. prepared America to accept the Iraq war, and shows how the White House is doing the same now for Iran.
Josh Landis, Syria Studies expert and professor at Oklahoma U. posts a roundup at his blog, Syria Comment, with links to a report by two more professors expert in the field.
Patrick Lang, former chief of US Army Middle East intelligence, posts about the Iran propaganda war on his blog, Sic Semper Tyrannis. He believes "the train has left the station" and war is already in the offing.
People of America, you can make this stop. If enough of us protested to our congressional leaders and demand they use their Constitutional powers, we could stop this President's insane war. He can be removed from office (there are ample reasons already). He can have his power to make war on Iran cut off.
We are not a fascist state yet. We do have the right to make this man and his minions cease their insanity. But we must exercise that right.
What are you willing to do to stop more war in the Middle East?Update: Here's a diary from Daily Kos describing the effectiveness of protest in shaping policy. Yes, as a commenter pointed out, tens of millions protested before we invaded Iraq, and couldn't stop the debacle. But this diary cites studies that show how protests can and do make a difference.
Call your senators and congresspeople Tuesday. OK, if your representatives are pigheaded warmongers, call them anyway. They log the numbers. They do pay attention.
I also call congresspeople from neighboring districts if they are powers on Capitol Hill. In my case, that would be Nancy Pelosi's office. They know that Oaklanders are almost as much her constituents as San Franciscans. She may run for Senate one day. She listens to her neighbors and her staff does log our calls.
Phone calls and snail mail letters are taken more seriously than email, but do whatever you can.
Some people get together in groups and go to the congressional offices, locally or in Washington. They make appointments and speak with staffers (or maybe the rep. if they're lucky). A group of Arabs and Jews from the Bay Area did this recently.