Tuesday, February 14, 2006

is iran next? who knows

I'm not convinced that the de facto Administration is really preparing for war with Iran. Yes, the nuclear thing is troubling but 1) Iran is still years from a bomb and 2) I can't believe even Six-Gun Cheney and Rummy believe we are ready for a war with Iran, still mired ass-deep in Iraq. But nevertheless, people are worrying about it. This article in the Guardian says thousands of Iranians would die in a surprise air strike.

And this Boston Globe article describes the steps Iran is prepared to take to retaliate, including long-range missiles, commando squads, and use of friendly terrorist cells.

There are certainly fewer better ways to foment state-sponsored terrorism (which is better funded and better protected than Al Qaeda therefore more dangerous) than to go off attacking countries willy-nilly...