Ritter: attack on Iran has begun

Remember Scott Ritter’s revelation that the Bush administration had “named a day” in June for an attack on Iran?

Well, guess what? According to Ritter (writing at, the attack has already begun.

In an article long on assertions but short on evidence, Ritter writes that US pilotless drones are overflying Iran “[a]s we speak.” (Whom are you speaking to, Scott? Those voices in your head?)

He also claims the CIA is backing a campaign of terror bombings in Iran by Mujahadeen el-Khalq, an Iranian opposition group. And most ominously, he warns:

To the north, in neighbouring Azerbaijan, the US military is preparing a base of operations for a massive military presence that will foretell a major land-based campaign designed to capture Tehran.

Now I’m no military expert, but I know enough to understand that the US is in no position to spare the forces needed for such a massive operation. And there are many other reasons, too numerous to mention, to believe the invasion of Iran is a product of Ritter’s fevered imagination.

And yet many antiwar people– presumably not all of them so deluded– continue to take this guy seriously.