While everyone is distracted with other things, the administration is dusting off the Office of Special Plans and gearing up for war with Iran:
Last week’s violence in Basra and Baghdad has convinced the Bush administration that actions by Iran, and not al-Qaeda, are the primary threat inside Iraq, and has sparked a broad reassessment of policy in the region, according to senior U.S. officials.
Evidence of an increase in Iranian weapons, training and direction for the Shiite militias that battled U.S. and Iraqi security forces in those two cities has fixed new U.S. attention on what Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday called Tehran’s “malign” influence, the officials said.
I think I speak for everyone when I say I am really looking forward to this next phase in the permanent war in the middle east. I hear if we bomb Iran, we will be greeted as liberators.