While the saber- rattling is reckless as foreign policy, it’s a
proven winner as election-year Republican campaign strategy. The real
point may be less to intimidate Iranians than to frighten Americans.
Fear, the only remaining card this administration still knows how to
play, may once more give a seemingly spent G.O.P. a crack at the White
House in 2008.
While watching 60 Minutes in between football games, I saw with interest the story of Curve Ball, the CIA informant who provided a significant amount of “information” which was used to justify the war in Iraq. As the story systematically reviewed the story and thoroughly discredited, Mrs. Ink was shocked.
“You’ve got to be kidding me.” she kept saying over and over again, while shaking her head.
To which I responded, “that’s why people give Hillary such a hard time about the war.”
Her: But she couldn’t have known.
Me: How couldn’t she have known. I knew. This was largely on the news. All this is review.
That is how it works. And why y’all out here bullshittin’ it is about to happen again.
And the Democratic front runner, who jumped out in front of the foolishness in 2002 is now hedging her bets again.
And people still let it slide.
The clock is ticking folk, if you all would like to start paying attention to the campaign, it would be appreciated.