Dick(less) Cheney sez “All options are open” with regards to how the US intends to deal with Iran’s nuclear program. Banging the drums of war–again.
Myself, I’m almost at a point where I’m thinking that if this administration is Hell-bent on attacking Iran, have the Israelis do it. The US will probably blackmail them into doing it anyway.
The IAF/IDF have been making more fuck-ups in recent years, but they still do things a hell of a lot cleaner than the US. Their plan is already complete, the IDF has drilled and practiced it, and, at the time it was making the news a couple of years ago, Sharon went on record stating that there would absolutely be no occupation. The plan was hit the nuclear sites by air, send in ground troops to sweep for intelligence/tech/etc, then high-tail it out of the country; I believe he said it would be a two- to four-week operation.
I don’t want anyone attacking Iran; I want this done diplomatically. But dammit, if it’s gonna happen, I honestly believe far fewer people will die and far less damage will be done if the Israelis do it. Bush would simply have all of Tehran flattened, as “Shoot ’em all and let God sort ’em out” seems to be his policy.
God help us all.