Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Attack on Iran . . . really possible?

Here's a link to my most recent column for Antiwar.com, which tries to make some kind of sense of all the feints and rumors suggesting that an attack on Iran -- whether by Israel or Iran -- is possible before this administration leaves office. I think the Israeli exercise with planes and helicopters was a feint -- if they were serious about an attack they would have gone out of their way to make it a surprise attack, not telegraph it. I think. Still, with this administration's capacity for self-delusion and willful blindness to the possible consequences of rash actions, it's hard to feel utterly confident that the Bushlet won't do it. Chuck Pena, for whom I have a lot of respect -- his book, "Winning the Un-War," is still eminently worth reading -- thinks it is still a live possibility.

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