September 23, 2004

WITH BABY ASSAD TAKING HIMSELF OFF THE TOP OF THE LIST...:

Whispers of regime change (Ehsan Ahrari, 9/23/04, Asia Times)

As a number of public opinion polls show a sustained, if not growing, lead that US President George W Bush enjoys over his Democratic Party opponent John Kerry, the neo-conservatives have started a whisper campaign of possible regime change in Iran after the November presidential election. The element of hubris for which the neo-cons have been notorious is being applied cavalierly about the almost inevitability of Bush's re-election, even though much can happen before polling day. If Bush is indeed re-elected, the world is likely to encounter, if not a US military invasion of Iran, believing the whisper campaign, then most likely a preemptive neutralizing of all of its nuclear reactors.

Undoubtedly, Iran has intensified the conflict ...


Some of us are old enough to remember how a chastened President Bush and a neocon cabal on the outs were never again going to be able to advance the cause of democracy in the Middle East...

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 23, 2004 9:36 AM
Comments

Iran screwed up by giving us a casus belli through their interference in Iraq. No doubt some sort of "commission review" will announce that Iran sponsored terrorism in Iraq against American forces in an act of war. The only difficulty is how to make acts that are months old seem "new" so that attention is focused on them.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at September 23, 2004 11:33 AM

They've done nothing significant in Iraq. Their mistake is producing WMD openly, which even the neo-isolationists claim is sufficient cause for regime change.

Posted by: oj at September 23, 2004 11:40 AM
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