the war in iraq went so well, we thought we’d try it again

And, in case you didn’t hear the news, our ” new way forward” in Iraq apparently requires that we cut through the Iranian consulate… Yes, my friends, it looks as though another war might be a comin’.

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  1. mark
    Posted January 12, 2007 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    Actually, we could have very good reason to raid the Iranian consulate. They very well might have been supplying insurgents with arms and money. Under any other president, I think I’d be willing to give the administration the beneift of the doubt. Here, however, I’m inclined to think that we did this just to push the Iranians into reacting. I hope I’m wrong, but part of me thinks we might just have done it so that would try something stupid, giving us cause to attack. As I understand it, we have a carrier group moving into position as I type this.

  2. t.d. glass
    Posted January 12, 2007 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    You might also be interested in Jual Cole’s take on what happened in Irbil, which you can find here-

  3. t.d. glass
    Posted January 12, 2007 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    According to the Washington Note:

    Washington intelligence, military and foreign policy circles are abuzz today with speculation that the President, yesterday or in recent days, sent a secret Executive Order to the Secretary of Defense and to the Director of the CIA to launch military operations against Syria and Iran.

    The President may have started a new secret, informal war against Syria and Iran without the consent of Congress or any broad discussion with the country.

  4. egpenet
    Posted January 12, 2007 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Israel will do it for us … as they did before. Problem is retaliation in the West via Iranian surrogates will be awful for a while. At least, it will delay their program for another 10-15 years. The price will only be a few more embassy bombings, downed Pan Ams and a couple office towers or two. Is it worth it?

    Another scenario is that our actions with our fleet in the Persian Gulf will provoke the Iranians to attack us first, which will give G.W.B. a green light to bring the Air Force and the Navy into the action. They have nothing else to do at the moment.

    Either way, I plan to go to the copin shop in Depot Town and buy a couple half bags of old silver coins. Once the bombs start falling, I figure I’ll have doubled my money.

  5. egpenet
    Posted January 13, 2007 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    NPR reported last night that Hadley and Bush and Cheney WILL engage Iran within the next two years. They will NOT negotiate with Iran, because they do not consider the government to be “legitimate.” Therefore, the “intervention” will be increased sanctions “to the breaking point,” and/or military.

    Order another beer … then, lock and load.

  6. mark
    Posted January 13, 2007 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    If folks haven’t written to their representatives in a while, now might be a good time to check in….

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