Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together!

The Bush Administration tries to rekindle some of that old public relations magic one last time with a September saber-rattling roll out to bomb Iran:

They [the source's institution] have "instructions" (yes, that was the word used) from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day; it will be coordinated with the American Enterprise Institute, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, Fox, and the usual suspects. It will be heavy sustained assault on the airwaves, designed to knock public sentiment into a position from which a war can be maintained. Evidently they don't think they'll ever get majority support for this--they want something like 35-40 percent support, which in their book is "plenty."

I can't fathom a leader taking a country to war with less than 40% support, but then again nothing these guys do has made a damn lick of sense -- why should they start now?

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