Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's 3:00 am in Bush Presidency RISK Game

"Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term" read this morning's Jerusalem Post headline. A senior Israeli official leaked the news to Army Radio.

The official claimed that a senior member of the president's entourage, which concluded a trip to Israel last week, said during a closed meeting that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were of the opinion that military action was called for.

Bush, the officials said, opined that Hizbullah's show of strength was evidence of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's growing influence. They said that according to Bush, "the disease must be treated - not its symptoms.

However, the official continued, "the hesitancy of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice" was preventing the administration from deciding to launch such an attack on the Islamic Republic, for the time being.

That and moving a few more pieces into the region. Now where are those lucky dice? It's 3:00 am in the Bush Presidency, the time with the least light. Hold on tight, George W. has a legacy (egoic dysfunction) to leave the world.