Pretty much all you need to know except that Gen David Petraeus seems to be playing the war card. Is that a betrayal? Who bets those Iranian trained crews, Iranian missiles really are from Iran?
Gary Cohen with a couple of my additions:
2007, N.I.E. shows Iran's nuclear program inactive since 2003.ADDED - Cheney visited Saudi Arabia last week. On Saturday, it was revealed that the Saudi Shura Council -- the elite group that implements the decisions of the autocratic inner circle -- is preparing "national plans to deal with any sudden nuclear and radioactive hazards that may affect the kingdom following experts' warnings of possible attacks on Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactors."
2007, Bush changes rhetoric to "We can't allow Iran to have the "KNOWLEDGE" to build nuclear weapons.
2007 - McCain sings "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb; Bomb, Bomb Iran." - el
January 2008-U.S. military claims many I.E.Ds come from Iran. (later found to be false)
January 2008-U.S. military reports Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz threaten to "blow up" intruding Navy destroyer. (quickly found to be false)
February 2008-Iran opens oil bourse
January-March 2008-Both Bush and Cheney make frequent visits to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah.
March 2008-Financial crisis, dollar plummets, recession
March 2008-McCain slips Iran/Al qaeda into national dialogue
March 2008 - Bush false states that Iran has stated a desire to obtain nuclear weapons -el.
Are you sensing a pattern here?
Tags: Iran, war