Monday, July 16, 2007

...and Dick Cheney as the President

Even as “President” Bush suggests a Mid-East peace conference (I know, I know. Who wants to bet that the irony is lost on him?), Vice President Dick “President” Cheney has been pushing for a pre-emptive military strike on Iran before “President” Bush leaves office.

I'll pause a moment to let that sink in...

And Dick's pushing? Well, it's now starting to... sway people’s minds within the White House.

That’s disturbing on so many levels…

Today, The Guardian newspaper has this as its banner headline; Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran

Awwwww crap…

Said the article;

“The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned. […]Although the Bush administration is in deep trouble over Iraq, it remains focused on Iran. A well-placed source in Washington said: "Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo.”
As I said this morning; or in more user-friendly term; Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Still in limbo??

What limbo??? Whose limbo???

Last year, Bush supported Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s position, which is shared with Britain, France and Germany, to diplomatically squeeze Iran.

But then trouble started brewing… and by trouble I mean Cheney. At a meeting of the White House, Pentagon and state department last month, he expressed frustration at the lack of progress towards Iran and (surprise, surprise) Bush came down on Cheney’s side, which caused a White House source to express; “The balance has tilted. There is cause for concern…”

Great… just great…

I’ve often wrote about how Bush will never, ever admit he was wrong about anything he’s ever done, let alone Iraq… and now, with more and more political pressure building on both sides of the aisle to end the war, Bush could be desperate enough to do something to re-focus attention… such as giving an order to attack Iran… an attack that we are certainly not prepared for.

And speaking of Cheney and Iran, I came across this tidbit from BoingBoing, via Daily Kos:

From BoingBoing:
Cartoonist and all-around seeker of unusual truths, Jay Kinney, says: "Attached is a page from T-Man comics #3 from 1952. I just happened upon it by chance and - Holy Smokes! - all was revealed. We can now grasp the origins of the Bush administration's foreign policy! It was all there in T-Man #3, 55 years ago! Perhaps Cheney read this comic in his youth and just bided his time until he was in a position to actualize it in real life."
There we go... mystery solved...

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