Econintersect: Mike Lofgren retired on June 17, 2011, after 28 years as a Congressional staffer. He served 16 years as a professional staff member on the Republican side of both the House and Senate Budget Committees. Since retiring he has been openly critical of his former party, as evidenced by his guest post at GEI Opinion last September. (See Sources and References for link.) In his latest writing, posted tonight by Fabius Maximus, Lofgren does some whistle blowing with a wider target that includes both the President and the Republicans. He has a stern warning about an imminent critical timeline juncture with respect to Iran. Click on graphic for larger image of fantasy artwork by Dominik Broniek.
Fabius Maximus has a repost of an article from two days ago at Truthout.org. In the piece Lofgren says the entire reaction to the decades of war mongering talk toward Iran may play out in the next six months. He likens the current situation to what happened in Europe in 1914 when war mongering then was aimed at a “Slavic threat” surrounding the “Germanic people.” When a Germanic (Austrian) Archduke was assassinated in Sarajevo the flame was lit.
Lofgren recounts the historic parallels and says that election year posturing puts the U.S. at particular risk of making an ill-advised precipitous move as candidates and political parties try to out-macho each other. (Out-macho is a GEI News term characterizing what Lofgren describes, not a term he actually used.)
Read the entire article at Fabius Maximus, link below.
Sources and References:
- Iran: War Drums Beating (Mike Lofgren, reposted by Fabius Maximus, 9 February 2012)
- Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult (Mike Lofgren, GEI Opinion, 4 September 2011)