Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Inching closer

Matters continue to be frightening under this "it is possible to win old fashioned wars in the Middle East, I don't care what anyone says" administration. The prediction "I Will Not Withdraw Even If Laura And Barney Are The Only Ones Supporting Me," has proven depressingly true, as the response to near universal condemnation of the Iraq campaign resulted in a troop surge proposal. It required the intervention of a Republican Senator to humbly recommend, "I would suggest respectfully to the president that he is not the sole decider."

Now, as this administration rattles its sabers ever louder and more often at Iran, hair-triggers like the kidnapping of an Iranian diplomat by "soldiers" in uniform, bring us ever closer to the brink of what would be calamitous escalation.

Iran accuses US over diplomat kidnapping in Baghdad

February 06, 2007

Iran blamed America for the "terrorist" kidnapping of a Iranian diplomat in Baghdad today in the latest chapter of the two countries' increasingly hostile competition for influence in Iraq.

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