Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bush stands between Cheney and 'first strike' on Iran

Click it. Maybe he'll explode.

Raw Story

Foreign policy expert says Bush has ruled out first-strike on Iran; Worries about 'accidental' conflict

Tells RAW he doesn't believe Bush is in the 'Cheney gang' yet

Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at New America Foundation and publisher of The Washington Note, says Bush has deviated from a Cheney-laid track to launch a first-strike on Iran, citing, as examples, frustrations that the vice president's aides are airing, a conversation with a journalist who sat in on a December 2006 strategy meeting, and private conversations with high-level foreign policy players.

Of the indications that Bush has thus far tabled a preemptive strike, Clemons believes "the most significant is that the Cheney wing feels that Bush is not on their side and they're frustrated with that. The fact that the Cheney wing feels they need to tie Bush's hands, 'end run' the president and remove the 'diplomatic course' from the field of options in front of the President is an indication that Bush hasn’t decided to bomb."

In a truly painful twist of irony, it appears that the Chimp is the only thing standing between us and another criminal war. Oh fucking swell.

This does not exactly fill me with confidence, but it'll have to do. We'll see if, and for how long, Bush can stand up to Satan's Dick.

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