All the saber-rattling from George Bush and the Washington Post and New York Times and CNN about how Iran is now the bad guy behind everything wrong in Iraq (funny, it used to be Saddam Hussein, and then Al Qaeda, but just ignore that for a second).
If I were Iran, I'd be laughing, hardy har har har.
With what possible Army, and what possible support from the American people, is Bush going to launch HIS THIRD WAR? The first two wars are hardly going well, and he thinks we're going to have a third? He's nuts or bluffing, or both, and what's worse, the Iranians know it. We don't even have the men and equipment to supply our current needs, and Bush thinks Iran is going to be scared by our threats? The Irani government may be evil, but it's not stupid.
Bush gets us into a third war, and you just watch how quickly his government falls, not to mention, you can kiss every single Republican candidate buh-bye come 2008. The sad part is, this is exactly Bush's plan - to get us into a third war. From Newsweek:
"They intend to be as provocative as possible and make the Iranians do something [America] would be forced to retaliate for," says Hillary Mann, the administration's former National Security Council director for Iran and Persian Gulf Affairs.Since the conservative Australian Prime Minister John Howard is such a hawk, I hope we can count on Australia sending more troops for Bush's escalation in Iraq, and the new war in Iran. Seriously, where are the additional troops from Australia? Prime Minister Howard has a paltry 850 troops in Iraq, compared to our going-on 150,000. So, let's see if big-brave Prime Minister Howard is willing to put his money where his mouth is - after all, Al Qaeda is watching, and when they see Mr. Howard afraid to send more troops, it just serves to empower them.