Who Doesn't Have a Clue?
Y'know, this Iran blowhard talk is getting scary. The GOP let the (talk-raido manufactured) immigration issue get away from them...which wasn't smart, but will most likely fade away. Let's remember, it's ALL economic and the big business (housing, agricultural especially) lobbyists are strong-arming the Congress as we speak to shut the F**K up about immigration already.
We're worried about Bush et al on Iran. Very worried. C&L posted a Timeline to Iraq piece yesterday in which Harry Shearer points out:
On Hardball Friday afternoon, Gen. Tommy Franks, the commander of the Iraq war, was defending Defense Secretary Rumsfeld against the recent offensive by the retired generals. In passing, he said this: "Ask him about the 14 months we spent planning this thing."
That would put the operational, as opposed to contingency, planning as having started in roughly January of 2002, about eight months later than what was implied in Joint Chiefs head Peter Pace's statement at the Pentagon briefing earlier this week."
Hello? 14 Months? January 2002? Govt types tell us that "of course we're planning...we're always planning." Whatever. This is different. This was bullying from the NeoConArtists months before the American public realizes. And if you listened to Bill Kristol (a danger to America) on Fox News SUnday today (transcripts when available), the go-to-war with Iran bullying is in full swing.
Yikes. Ok, so the nutbag in Iran tossing around stupid statements...but really, everyone knows the mullahs run Iran, not the President. Who's talking to them?
Today we learn that Tony Blair is NOT going to be Bush's patsy in this one:
"TONY Blair has told George Bush that Britain cannot offer military support to any strike on Iran, regardless of whether the move wins the backing of the international community, government sources claimed yesterday.
Amid increasing tension over Tehran's attempts to develop a military nuclear capacity, the Prime Minister has laid bare the limits of his support for President Bush, who is believed to be considering an assault on Iran, Foreign Office sources revealed. "