Friday, September 22, 2006

Bush not planning, but going to war with Iran

* another *ahem* cleanskin commentor at EW's:
"Does anyone here live in DC? Did anyone else see Jason Leopold yesterday? I saw Leopold yesterday, who I believe lives in Los Angeles, coming out of Patton Boggs with another man who looked like a lawyer or a banker (the conservative attire... I'm stereotyping) law firm with a pretty thick envelope and he was smiling. Anyways, I followed him and last I left him he went into the district courthouse.

What in the world is going on? Is something happening? Is Leopold a witness in this case?"
* Ron:
"Last Thursday, Richard Boucher, Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, gave a speech at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on the "U.S. Foreign Policy Toward South Asia," and also answered some questions from the audience.

Although Boucher's speech attracted some small media attention, Anwar Iqbal at appears to be the only reporter to take note of the explicit endorsement of Pakistan's peace deal with pro-Taliban militants in Waziristan"
* tristero:
"Bush is not planning to go to war, but is going to war with Iran, and with that in mind the Times doesn't wish to appear to be coddling this season's black hat.

Don't bother praying that the Bush/Iran war will be short. It won't be. As to what to do, I haven't the foggiest idea. But I think I can detect the outline of what Bush is up to. Unlike 2002, there won't be some 7 months of what Rice laughingly called "diplomacy." It was, from Bush's standpoint, a pointless, useless, exercise and a waste of time. Who says Bush doesn't learn from his mistakes? This time the official New New Product launch seems, in a word, imminent."

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