A War of Self-Destruction
truthdig.com / Chris Hedges
04-Aug-2008 (4 comments)

An attack on Iran, which Israeli and Bush administration officials appear set to carry out if Iranian uranium enrichment is not halted, would ignite a regional war in the Middle East and lead to economic collapse and political upheaval in the United States. “In short and simple terms, we would be plunged into a depression that would make the Great Depression of the 1930s in which I spent my childhood look like boom times,” said William R. Polk, former professor of history at the University of Chicago and a member of the Policy Planning Council under President Kennedy. “Industries would fail, banks would collapse, government revenues would dry up, universities would have to close, health care, even as limited as it now is for roughly 75 million Americans, would virtually cease. In short, something like [what] the South suffered at the end of the Civil War would plague the country.”

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by Shining Head on

Thanks. Real good artcile (with a taste of speculation!).





by mrlayl on

Shining Head

where is the full article ?

by Shining Head on

The link is just to the Bio of mR. Polk.


A downer

by Anonymous008 (not verified) on

Do not read this article after a joint, you will top yourself.