The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he has seen no intelligence showing that the Iranian government is supplying Iraqi militias with explosives for use against Americans.Meanwhile, the ever-convincing Tony Snow states, "We're not getting ready for war on Iran, but what we are doing is we're protecting our own people. And we're going to do it." Read that quote carefully. Notice Snow leaves wide open the possibility for an attack following provocation. Stoke the flames, stir up the pot, and before you know it an unfortunate incident or two occurs and boom -- we're off to war #2! All in the name of "protecting our own people."
Marine Gen. Peter Pace’s comment on Monday could make it harder for the Bush administration, its credibility about Iran questioned because of its false prewar claims about Saddam Hussein, to make its case that Iranian meddling in Iraq is fueling sectarian violence and causing U.S. casualties.
And then there's this item, further illustrating our co-presidency:
Some senior administration officials still relish the notion of a direct confrontation. One ambassador in Washington said he was taken aback when John Hannah, Vice President Dick Cheney's national security adviser, said during a recent meeting that the administration considers 2007 "the year of Iran" and indicated that a US attack was a real possibility.