Monday, January 29, 2007

Bush Escalates With Iran

Any sane person who can evaluate the United States' situation in the Middle East would tell you that it would be delusional to go to war with Iran and think they had a fighting chance. Yet the great decider is choosing to do just that.

With a military that is stretched thin in Iraq and across the globe, George is increasing the violent rhetoric against the Shiite theocracy that is Iran. The President is absolutely mad about war and when things aren't going his way, he will say and do things that make geopolitical analysts and diplomats cringe.

Here's the latest from the Houston Chronicle:

WASHINGTON — Deeply distrustful of Iran, President Bush said Monday "we will respond firmly" if Tehran escalates its military actions in Iraq and threatens American forces or Iraqi citizens.

Bush's warning was the latest move in a bitter and more public standoff between the United States and Iran. The White House expressed skepticism about Iran's plans to greatly expand its economic and military ties with Iraq. The United States has accused Iran of supporting terrorism in Iraq and supplying weapons to kill American forces.

"If Iran escalates its military actions in Iraq to the detriment of our troops and - or innocent Iraqi people, we will respond firmly," Bush said in an interview with National Public Radio.

To say this man is ignorant of the realities on the ground over there would be putting it lightly. While Generals quit/resign left and right, Bush continues to believe that we can undertake a successful war against Iran. All I can say is God help us all if he launches an attack.