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US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Israel lobbyist Paul Wolfowitz calls for US
interference in Iran
By Paul J. Balles
Redress, July 3, 2009
"He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow."
– George Eliot
Paul J. Balles cautions against the warmongering growls of
Paul Wolfowitz, the architect of the aggression against Iraq and a man of
dual loyalty to Israel and the USA, who is now calling for American
interference in Iran’s internal affairs.
The Washington Post
Op-Ed piece (19 June) by Paul Wolfowitz, the man more responsible than
others in the previous US administration for unjustified death and
destruction in Iraq.
Bernard Weiner, writing in the
Papers reveals that in 1992, then-Secretary of Defence Dick Cheney had a
strategy report drafted for the Department of Defence, written by Paul
Wolfowitz, who was then the under-secretary of defence for policy.
In it, the US government was urged, as the world's sole remaining
superpower, to move aggressively and militarily around the globe. The report
called for pre-emptive attacks and ad hoc coalitions, but said that the US
should be ready to act alone when "collective action cannot be
Weiner wrote: “Wolfowitz outlined plans for military
intervention in Iraq as an action necessary to assure ‘access to vital raw
material, primarily Persian Gulf oil’ and to prevent the proliferation of
weapons of mass destruction and threats from terrorism.”
part was the key to the Wolfowitz doctrine. Israel had as its agent
provocateur Paul Wolfowitz to justify occupation of Iraq as permanent
protection against WMDs.
"For bureaucratic reasons we settled on one
issue, weapons of mass destruction, because it was the one reason everyone
could agree on." said Wolfowitz, in an interview in the magazine Vanity
In his latest Washington Post article, Wolfowitz started off
with a hawkish remark about how, "President Obama's first response to the
protests in Iran was silence, followed by a cautious, almost neutral stance
designed to avoid 'meddling' in Iranian affairs".
criticizing Barack Obama’s prudent response to the events in Iran, the
uncompromising warmonger Wolfowitz should be having nightmares over the
1,331,578 Iraqis slaughtered since the US invaded Iraq, and the 4,315 US
military personnel sacrificed in that war.
Wolfowitz now wants Obama
to interfere in the election conflict in Iran, an event that's nobody's
business but the Iranians’. Other hawks in Washington have undoubtedly been
encouraged to call Obama timid or weak. James Mann referred to Wolfowitz as
"...the most influential underling in Washington".
In the Washington
Post, Wolfowitz wrote: "...the reform the Iranian demonstrators seek is
something that we should be supporting. In such a situation, the United
States does not have a 'no comment' option". On the contrary, it’s the only
Wolfowitz added: "Coming from America, silence is
itself a comment – a comment in support of those holding power and against
those protesting the status quo." This kind of thinking behind America's
imperialism has done nothing but breed enemies for America.
to Wolfowitz, "It would be a cruel irony if, in an effort to avoid imposing
democracy, the United States were to tip the scale toward dictators who
impose their will on people struggling for freedom".
What gives the
US a right to "impose democracy" on any country or to decide what should be
done about those "who impose their will on people struggling for freedom?"
Adding insult to injury, Wolfowitz growls: "And if we appear so
desperate for negotiations that we will abandon those who support our
principles, we weaken our own negotiating hand."
The reality is
that Wolfowitz has no interest in negotiations of any sort. He has been
called “Wolfowitz of Arabia” in jest by the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd,
and, with respect, “the intellectual godfather of the war ... its heart and
soul” by Time’s Mark Thompson. If the war on Iraq is anybody’s war, it is
It’s past time to end arrogant interference in the
name of America.
Paul J. Balles is a retired American university
professor and freelance writer who has lived in the Middle East for many
years. For more information, see