Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bush Not Far from Impunity Zone

America's best friend in the Middle East watches the clock tick down on the Bush administration. Israel's Haaretz reported:

The November 4 election will thrust the United States into an 11-week presidential transition period, in which George W. Bush will continue to wield full power, but will not be shackled by political constraints. The U.S. will have to make two decisions during this period: whether to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities, and how to proceed with the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that began at the Annapolis conference.

Israel will need to assess their preemptive attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. Who's more likely to get their back, should they pull the trigger? The Bush in the hand, for sure.