Monday, January 31, 2005

Bombing Iran

A bit of a dated discussion perhaps, but the one thing that stuck with me from Seymour Hersh's article on Iran and the Defense Department (and his subsequent interview with Jon Stewart) was being amazed that Rummy, Wolfowitz, and their minions actually believe that if we bomb Iran that it will show to the Iranian people that the mullahs are weak and they will rise up and overthrow them.

What exactly makes them believe in this outcome after they were in power on September 11? What would make the Iranian people respond differently than the American people after a terrorist strike? Just amazing blinders these people have.

I do agree with those who say that the most disturbing thing about the article was the Defense Department's lack of accountability in their covert operations. And it takes a lot to be more disturbing than the idea of bombing Iran.