Monday, April 10, 2006

Christ, here we go

Has Iran been the target all along? Will Iraq serve as our base of operations?

Seymour Hersh writing for the New Yorker (see also War Room analysis):

A government consultant with close ties to the civilian leadership in the Pentagon said that Bush was “absolutely convinced that Iran is going to get the bomb” if it is not stopped. He said that the President believes that he must do “what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do,” and “that saving Iran is going to be his legacy.”

One former defense official, who still deals with sensitive issues for the Bush Administration, told me that the military planning was premised on a belief that “a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government.” He added, “I was shocked when I heard it, and asked myself, ‘What are they smoking?’ ”


Grant Miller said...

Iran will serve as an operations base for when we finally fucking attack China during Frist's first term.

vikkitikkitavi said...

And then, on to the Republic of Palau!