October 31, 2007

Iran : Russia and the US face off...

The US is working hard to get the UK on board with possible military action against Iran.

The Pentagon is keen to have the Royal Navy's cooperation in the event of an attack, to prevent Iran from introducing mines to the Persian Gulf to block oil exports in retaliation.

The White House and Downing Street would rationalize such an attack as a protective measure to protect troops in Iraq. But moderates in the US government are concerned that the counterterrorist justification can be used as a cover for military action that could escalate into all out war with Iran.

What they should be doing is effectively negotiating with the Russians. Except Condi and Bush are too dumb to do that.

Posted by mcblogger at October 31, 2007 09:53 AM

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