I thought perhaps this was an alarmist bit of news I found on Reddit.com, however, the
"Pentagon and CIA officers say they believe that the White House has begun a carefully calibrated programme of escalation that could lead to a military showdown with
As I blogged last year here, this is not the first multi-faceted operation to invade
An invasion of
Serious debate has not taken place in the public arena about
We ought not begin a debate about whether we would "win" or "not win" a war with
"Many senior operatives within the CIA are highly critical of Mr Bush's handling of the
war, though they themselves are considered ineffective and unreliable by hardliners close to Mr Cheney." Iraq
Is it possible that the
"Miss Rice's bottom line is that if the administration is to go to war again it must build the case over a period of months and win sufficient support on Capitol Hill."
In response, President Bush
"privately promised her that he would consult "meaningfully" with Congressional leaders of both parties before any military action against
on the understanding that Miss Rice would resign if this did not happen." Iran
An intelligence officer interviewed by the Telegraph said that there are two major plans to invade
"One is to bomb only the nuclear facilities. The second option is for a much bigger strike that would - over two or three days - hit all of the significant military sites as well. This plan involves more than 2,000 targets."
This is outrageous. As the invasion slowly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy,