Welcome to the War in Iran.

During a pre-meeting discussion last night I mentioned that the latest tin-foil hat theory is that Bush would attack Iran before Nov. 7th. The wise old man replied, "That sounds like fantasy. It'll never happen." Which, I will admit, sounds about right. But, not everyone think it is crazy.

Bad news. Very bad news. Another expeditionary strike group will imminently enter the Persian Gulf where it will join the Enterprise, Eisenhower and Iwo Jima strike groups.

"We have been through spring practice, now the game is on."
- Capt. David Angood, Composite Warfare Commander (CWC) for USS Boxer (LHD 4) Expeditionary Strike Group

Well, sure, we have four expeditionary strike groups in the gulf, where we used to have one, then two, then three. But, what does that really have to do with reality? After all, David Kay says:

Washington needs to proceed cautiously because serious questions remain about its ability to assess realities on the ground in Iran.

While the government in Tehran has established what he calls "a substantial foundation" for a nuclear weapons program, Kay asserts any serious threat is at least five years and possibly 10 or more years away.

"Iran does not today, and in my judgment will not for some time, pose a nuclear threat to the United States or the state of the [Middle East] region," Kay said.





No threat, which means we should have plenty of time to negotiate.




boom




Boom.

Welcome to the war in Iran. How will it start?




israel1




Naaah. That's. Just. Crazy.




israel2

That. Is. Just. Crazy.

Comments

The October Surprise

London Yank has been writing about this at Kos. Scary, scary shit. Looks like it's time for martial law.

the Democratic Response

if something crazy happens must be fast and vicious. We must appear to be the aggressors.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Been doing a lot of stretching lately

so it will be easier to kiss my ass goodbye!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

This is one scary chessboard

and the outcome is not likely to be good. If Bush orders a "pre-emptive" strike or antagonizes Iran enough to make them angry, chances are good we will lose a lot of good people and equipment to surface-to-ship missiles...and the world will be afire.

Stan Bozarth

somtimes this all seems crazy.

Then i remember that Bush crafted a long, grand, lie to get us into Iraq - and I feel certain he would be willing to do it again.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

IS doing.

it again