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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Mother of All October Surprises?

Wow. NY Times reports the Bush Administration is preparing to declare the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. The Bush Administration continues to lay the groundwork for the use of force against Iran. Will they really to do it? I am starting to believe it now. Could plans for a military strike against Iran be Karl Rove's parting pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance for the 2008 Republican campaign?


The Law Talking Guy said...

There is no end to this man's stupidity. The Congress and the American People will not support war with Iran, not after Iraq, not right now. We need to find a way to work with Iran because we've basically handed Iraq over to their agents and there is nothing, repeat NOTHING, we can now do to fix that.

Pretending that it's not true, or that we haven't lost as long as our soldiers remain, is folly.

Dr. Strangelove said...

I am anticipating airstrikes against Iran, not a ground invasion. Maybe bombing Iranian nuclear facilities as the Israelis did in 1981.

USWest said...

That is what will happen. I refer you past posts and to Seymour Hersh's work in the New Yorker. But, before that can happen, our troops have to be home. Otherwise our little charts and graphs will show spikes big time in the lives lost. Iran has as much promised this.You have to consider that Iran is fighting wars now via proxy. It has funded Hezbollah and Hamas, probably the Taliban in Afghanistan, and who knows who else. So you start bombing nuke sites and Lebanon will implode, Israel will feel threatened and start waving its nukes around. This may get Pakis and everyone else in the region who has nukes in on the act and you have a nice little WWIII that will end the world.The Cold War we are now in is one with Iran. They hold us hostage and we have allowed it to happen. The only bright spot is that the Mullahs in Iran don't much like Ahmadinejad. He is moving to take control over Iran's oil and gas industries. See the news on his cabinet reshuffle. As the Economist pointed out a couple of weeks ago, Iran has serious economic troubles. It is highly subsidizing its energy market. So the move by the US is gentle pressure that will make it harder for Iran to find the money to subsidize.I don't think it is a bad move, really. We can't do much else to them.