By: Mir M.Hosseini
On Jan, 29, 2002, in the state of the union address by President George W.Bush of the U.S.A, he denounced Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as the axis of evil. The U.S. administration alleged baselessly that Iran was sympathetic to the Taliban in Afghanistan and supportive to Al-Qaeda. White House reiterated accusations against Iran and called Iran a rogue state that supported terrorism. Economists knew that the whole scenario was to find necessary pretext to start a war. The real reason behind animosity against Iran was support for Palestinian resistance against Israel alongside providing help for Hezbollah in Lebanon. On the other hand, US entered an economic recession after Bush was elected and Washington needed a stimulus to boost the economy. A method that had worked in the past was military expenditure that pushed up the supply curve. This did not work in Bush's time because; they ignored the facts that the American economy had become heavily dependent on Chinese imports, and that national debt became enormous enough to accumulate a gigantic interest payback, and most important of all, US lost credibility after lying about weapons of mass destruction to start a war in Iraq. Then after photographs of systematic torture in Abu-Ghoraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons surfaced, support from American public for the administration also dropped to a quarter percent.
One other great fact in deterioration of public respect towards US is the internet; On Feb, 4, 2008, Pentagon's information operations roadmap overtaken by AIPAC brings up that an internet, with the potential for free speech, is in direct opposition to their goals and that the internet should be dealt with as an enemy "weapons system".
Now, a look at the history of all imperialist and colonist states will tell us about the inevitable failure of arrogant and adventurous foreign policies.