07 January 2006

Next up, Iran

I've commented before about signs that the neocons want to invade Iran, as if we don't have enough troubles in Iraq. Ken MacLeod sums up the neocon motives that make this sound like something they would plausibly pursue.
Iran has everything Saddam's Iraq didn't: effective armed forces, mass militias, long-range missiles, and a terror network non-state clients happy to help. The aftermath of an attack on Iran would feel like a real war, with bombs and queues and everything. It would do wonders for moral clarity on the home front, for a while.
I hate the way the Bush administration constantly has me saying that I hope that I'm wrong.

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