Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Paper: Bush To Attack Iran Before End Of Term

Oh yeah, this is a good idea. /Snark.

The White House on Tuesday flatly denied an Army Radio report that claimed US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term. It said that while the military option had not been taken off the table, the administration preferred to resolve concerns about Iran's push for a nuclear weapon "through peaceful diplomatic means."

Army Radio had quoted a top official in Jerusalem claiming that a senior member in the entourage of President Bush, who visited Israel last week, had said in a closed meeting here that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were of the opinion that military action against Iran was called for.

The official reportedly went on to say that, for the time being, "the hesitancy of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice" was preventing the administration from deciding to launch such an attack on the Islamic Republic. (H/T - The Jerusalem Post)

Okay, stop. Just please stop it already. This is a terrible decision on so many levels that I can hardly explain them all.

Look, I want to see Ahmadinejad destroyed just as much - if not more - than the next guy, but launching an attack on Iran is an abortion of bad timing. All this is going to do is create a total frakkin' mess for whomever succeeds Bush in January. That's not fair to either John McCain or Barack Obama. Personally, I would like to see both of these dimwits deal with Iran on their own terms, so they cannot blame the previous administration if (and when) if goes badly.

Mr. President, if you want to launch an attack on someone, how about you look at the illegal aliens streaming across the border. I'm just sayin'.

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