Miscellany

Bolting on Iran

A reliance on dubious intelligence and contempt for international diplomacy has marked the Bush Administration’s policy (or lack thereof) on Iran to date. And, in certain neoconservative circles, calls for military aggression are slowly surfacing.

“The clock is ticking for Iran,” writes Michael Rubin, a former advisor to the Office of Special Plans–the outfit responsible for much of the US’s faulty pre-war intelligence on Iraq. “Bush may have no choice but to order a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.” Neocon academics and policy advisors such as Reuel Marc Gerecht, Orde Kittrie and Norman Podhoretz have also called for decisive action.
Well, Iraq has been “Mission Accomplished” for 594 days now, we’re about due for another war…

Bolting on Iran

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