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Traprock Peace Center Radio
"We're on the edge of the abyss...
Scott Ritter with Sunny Miller giving introduction
 Charles Jenks  Contact Contributor
He was right about Iraq. Despite 500 faxed pleas to call him as a witness before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2002, Congress did not
want to hear the truth. Now, with over 650,000 Iraqi deaths attributed to the war (Lancet peer reviewed publ
Produced by Traprock Peace Center; recorded by Ed Russell; edited by Ed Russell and Charles Jenks
*Replay of the audio is permitted for non-profit & non-commercial use, with attributions, no changes and notice of use. Notice may be given to
Audio �© 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.

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With the USS Ronald Reagan carrier group about to "surge deploy," Ritter says
"We're on the edge of the abyss....The bottom line is this Congress has so abrogated
its responsibilities of oversight that it has diluted whatever powers it once had to affect
American foreign national security policy. And unless the Congress somehow awakens,
there is no hope of avoiding armed conflict with Iran."

Ritter sees the danger of conflict escalating to a nuclear attack by the US, given that it lacks
sufficient conventional forces to defeat Iran. Congress has approved a policy to consider
the use of nuclear weapons 'preemptively' in a non-nuclear situation.

Congress has given Bush a green light to strike Iran, "and he is going to do so."

Wars against Iraq and Iran are part of a larger US strategy that would eventually include
conflict with Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, Ritter says.

Why? A main reason is that the US wants to dictate the growth of China and India.

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