“We’re essentially headed for a major conflict with Iran that won’t end nicely so we have to figure out how to defeat Iran. The earlier you defeat them, the earlier you bring the regime down, the less of a cost this war will eventually bring.”
Middle East Forum March 6, 2008
Every time I read David Wurmser’s name I thank God the Bush-Cheney cabal is in such tatters that Wursmer got the boot and these guys can’t realize their evil, warmongering ambitions. But like the boogeyman which parents used to trot out to warn their children not to stray too far from parental protection, it’s instructive to remind ourselves what these people COULD do if they ever got power back.
So thanks to the Middle East Bulletin for offering this scary quotation and to Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum for giving this lunatic the platform to spout his delusional fantasies of Islamophobic End Times. The passage quoted above isn’t contained in the printed summary of his talk but must be contained in the audio version linked on the same page.
I was going to call this post “Wurmser Bangs the Drum Slowly for Iran War,” but thought it might be too obscure. It is, however worth remembering the lyrics of the verse:
Bang the drum slowly
And play the fife lowly,
Play the death march
As they lower you down
This is surely a chronicle of death foretold should we be foolish enough to try to realize Wurmser’s ambitions for war.
Dan Sniderman says
The psychopathology of this crew never fails to amaze me. We certainly “defeated” Sadaam and “brought his regime down” and look where it got us.
Richard Silverstein says
And there’s certainly been no “cost” to our Iraq invasion either. I guess he means that if George I had taken Saddam out in ’91 then the “cost” would’ve been less. That’s bogus as well. But par for their course.
Hey, isn’t that guy Chaney a real trip…wants war with everyone but got 4 deferments to keep his own fat ass out of Vitnam. LOL
Iran is already at war against Israel through proxies like Hizbullah and Hamas, who use their weapons, training from elite units, intelligence, etc. It’s very unlikely that even if peace is achieved with Abbas that Iran (through Hizbullah or Hamas) will call off the dogs. So what do you propose? Maybe Carter should talk to president Imanutjob?
Richard Silverstein says
@Einstein: Thanks for bringing David Horowitz, Charles Johnson and all the other Islamophobes right to our doorstep.
You haven’t brought any of your horse dung to my blog in ages (that’s an in joke since Einstein’s blog is called Augean Stables–look up the reference). Yet you’re flooding me w. baleful bile-filled comments for the past day or so. Why are you here now? Bored? Nothing better to do w. yr time? Or has Giyus-Hasbarah patrol assigned you to me?
Hamas is not a puppet of Iran. W/o Iran, Hamas would still exist & be as strong as it currently is. Certainly politically.
Check out how David Wurmser co-wrote the ‘A Clean Break’/war for Israel agenda as discussed on pages 261-269/321 of James Bamford’s ‘A Pretext for War’ book (see such at the following URL: