Tuesday, April 11, 2006


How close are we, really?

Is it the left or right that is fomenting war? Is it the Saudis, the Israelis, the Russians or the Iranians themselves? If they truly want a diplomatic situation, it may be better not to play brinkmanship. There is certainly a lot of chatter, and a lot of denial. In some ways, this feels similar to the buildup to the Iraq war, but it's missing a case being built from the WH. The WH seems to have been remarkably silent lately, and if they are going to start making a case, as they did for Iraq, however flawed, they might think about starting soon. Bush yesterday spoke of military action against Iran as "wild speculation". This doesn't sound like words from a many actively planning a military campaign -- but than again it wouldn't be the first time Bush misppoke.

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