The recent NIE report has left heads spinning around the the globe. Bush’s seeming acceptance of the report has baffled Heads of State, Congress, political pundits and his conservative constituency. Accusations of Bush abandoning Israel, blindly believing an increasingly suspect report, while being politically manipulated by anti-administration foes which would allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons are piling up. The conservative blogosphere is in a full blown rage.
While President Bush has pissed me off three ways to Sunday on a wide variety of issues, I just can’t bring myself to believe Bush would ever allow Iran to go nuclear. I don’t believe Bush would ever abandon Israel either. That’s not Bush. I’ve been reading every piece of serious analysis and opinion, trying to get a handle on the apparent disconnect of this current situation and the Bush Doctrine, which has never, ever changed. After wading through a morass of similar reports and mass hysteria, I came across this well thought out piece by a man who was having similar thoughts about Bush, he writes;
“There’s only one way this makes any plausible sense to me, and that is to examine this issue from the perspective of a neo-con President in the White House that wants Iran destroyed without having to pay an unprecedented political price for starting another front in the war on terror when the other two current incursions into Islamic territory are, at least portrayed as, being wildly unpopular. How could you possibly achieve your objectives in Iran and survive for the remainder of your term if you actually start the World War 3 you had been warning us about just last month.”
“Suppose the remaining classified portion of the NIE suggests a “Moderately High Confidence” that, as a last resort if we dont attack Iran first, Israel is planning to execute a strike on the Bushehr reactor before it is fueled. and Bush has known this too for months. They have been practicing for it for over a year now. They just tested new tactics in Syria against the same Russian air defense hardware that rings Bushehr.”
This sounds more like Bush!
Read the whole interesting piece at Redneck’s Revenge