In the middle of hyperventilating about the horrors of a second Bush administration, Mike Carlton, in The Sydney Morning Herald, writes:
THE war in Iran is under way already, if we believe Seymour Hersh, the distinguished investigative writer for The New Yorker magazine.Gee, Mike, you say that like it's a bad thing.
Hersh reported this week that clandestine US special forces have been on the ground there, targeting nuclear facilities to be bombed whenever Bush feels the time is ripe.
"The immediate goals of the attacks would be to destroy, or at least temporarily derail, Iran's ability to go nuclear," he wrote, quoting reliable intelligence sources.
"But there are other, equally purposeful, motives at work. The government consultant told me that the hawks in the Pentagon, in private discussions, have been urging a limited attack on Iran because they believe it could lead to a toppling of the religious leadership."
I'm not too comfortable with the thought of a hardline Islamic government in possession of nuclear weapons -- especially one that is supporting insurgent attacks on our troops.