"Will anyone notice that (Bush's) concession that things were going very badly in Iraq through 2006 makes liars of himself and all his supporters, and monkeys of the wingnut columnists and bloggers who kept insisting that everything was going fine and that reports to the contrary were liberal lies from the MSM? Probably not."
* holy shit - the beeb via larisa:
"US forces have stormed an Iranian consulate in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil and seized six members of staff."
"(Bush) accused the Iranian government of “providing material support for attacks on American troops” and vowed to “seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies.” But those networks are located in Iran, which means that search and destroy missions on such networks would necessarily include some incursion into Iranian territory, whether by air or ground.
But these were merely the latest in a series of plainly significant events over the last several weeks that, taken alone, are each noteworthy themselves, but when viewed as a whole unmistakably signal a deliberate escalation of tensions with Iran by both the U.S. and Israel
I think there is a tendency to dismiss the possibility of some type of war with Iran because it is so transparently destructive and detached from reality that it seems unfathomable. But if there is one lesson that everyone should have learned over the last six years, it is that there is no action too extreme or detached from reality to be placed off limits to this administration. The President is a True Believer and the moral imperative of his crusade trumps the constraints of reality."
* Glenn also has this interview from Fox that i'd missed earlier:
Hannity: Is this a struggle literally between good and evil?That's seriously fucked up. evil people killing innocents to achieve a political goal = an endtimes battle between good and evil. omfg.
Bush: I think it is.
Hannity: This is what it is? Do you think most people understand that? I mean, when you see the vacillating poll numbers, does it discourage you in that sense?
Bush: Well, first of all, you can't make decisions on polls, Sean. You've got to do what you think is right. The reason I say it's good versus evil is that evil people kill innocent life to achieve political objectives. And that's what Al Qaeda and people like Al Qaeda do.