Sunday, July 15, 2007

Oh Goody, Cheney Is Said To Be Back On Top Of Iran Policy

The Guardian is reporting that the balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favor of military action.

The vice-president, Dick Cheney, has long favoured upping the threat of military action against Iran. He is being resisted by the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, and the defence secretary, Robert Gates.

Last year Mr Bush came down in favour of Ms Rice, who along with Britain, France and Germany has been putting a diplomatic squeeze on Iran. But at a meeting of the White House, Pentagon and state department last month, Mr Cheney expressed frustration at the lack of progress and Mr Bush sided with him. "The balance has tilted. There is cause for concern," the source said this week.
Ominously, neither Bush nor Cheney "trust" any of their possible successors to deal with Iran decisively, as a result Cheney intends to make sure American attacks Iran before leaving office.
No decision on military action is expected until next year. In the meantime, the state department will continue to pursue the diplomatic route.
It looks like George and Dick might give crazy Joe Lieberman (L-Conn) the Hanukkah gift he most desires.

Tell me again why impeachment is off the table? These monsters are going to drag us into another God forsaken war.