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Iran: War or Peace?

Iran: War or Peace?

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar. The Bush administration's panic about failing in Iraq is now driving its fierce attitude toward Iran, according to Kenneth Pollack. President Bush's 2007 State of the Union message hinted at exercising military force to deal with an Iran it accused of stoking up insurgency in Iraq. Pollack points out that historically, this administration tends to point the finger at others when its strategy proves faulty. Not that long ago, the U.S. suggested Saddam Hussein was behind all the Middle East's problems, says Pollack, and then when we removed him, "bizarrely, the problems didn't go away." So now, the U.S. accuses Iran of sending deadly explosive devices into Iraq, killing Americans and obstructing reconstruction... Show More
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