Déjà Vu Again?
by Harry Browne
morning I watched a few minutes of Fox & Friends
the Fox TV News network’s version of Today and Good Morning
America. Two of the three hosts were interviewing one of their
foreign policy experts. Among the three of them, they made the following
points about Iran:
developing nuclear weapons (you know, weapons of mass destruction).
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors are doing a terrible
job of monitoring nuclear installations in Iraq.
work should be replaced by a UN Security Council resolution
ordering Iran to give up its nuclear work, since such a resolution
can be backed up by force.
countries aren’t backing the U.S. against Iran, because the
French and Germans are greedy and want to get rich doing business
should bring about regime change in Iran.
all sounded eerily familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on where
I’d heard this before.
tell me. I’m sure it will come to me.
I remember now. This is exactly what was being said about Iraq two
once in the Fox discussion was Iraq mentioned no references
such as "We were wrong before about Iraq, but I’m sure we’re right
now about Iran" or "We were wrong before because it’s easy to get
those two countries mixed up, since there’s only one letter difference
is amazing how people can seriously suggest repeating the
for an excellent report of what Iran is really like, read "A
Few Thoughts Before We ‘Liberate’ Iran" by Steven LaTulippe.
Harry Browne [send
him mail], the author of Why
Government Doesn't Work
and many other books, was the Libertarian presidential candidate
in 1996 and 2000. See his website.
© 2004 Harry Browne