Jed, last night John Batchelor pressed an analyst from Stratfor.com on Iran’s actual intentions. The analyst said that as long as Iran “didn’t cross the line,” there would be something Iran could settle for as a nuclear power in the Middle East, something, he implied, that could be acceptable to the United States, too.
How can this be? President Bush memorably said, at West Point, that you can’t wait for Chicago to be in smoke before reacting to a threat, and surely that’s right — especially in the case of a mad theocracy with nuclear weapons.
I don’t see Iran being happy to “settle” for anything. And I don’t see any way out than some kind of military action, probably within the year.
How do you see it? Generals always consider logistics first, and the logistics are awful.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online