Bush, Blair and Olmert are three desparately damaged demagogues dangling dangerously over the void of their lost legacies. The invaluable Bob Parry, of Consortiumnews dot com, offers a fairly discouraging--albeit plausible and distressingly accurate--analysis of what their malign conjunction might portend for the prospects of a widening conflict in the Persian Gulf.
I am afraid what the assignment of a second carrier battle group (the Stennis is to join the Eisenhower) to the waters nearby suggests is that the conflagration is about to escalate, with air attacks on Iran.
Makes me very uneasy.
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