Saturday, November 29, 2008

'An "F" for Bush's Iran Policy'

Ignatius in the WaPo, here
"...A disturbing test of Iran's missile technology and the robustness of its command-and-control systems came in the war in Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Tehran's proxy army, Hezbollah, was able to keep firing its Iranian-supplied missiles at Israeli population centers despite several weeks of aggressive Israeli attacks....
It's impossible to say whether Iran's march toward nuclear-weapons capability could have been stopped by diplomacy. But there hasn't yet been a good test. Because of bitter infighting in the Bush administration, its diplomatic efforts were late in coming and, once launched, have been ineffective. Iran ... views America as an aggressive adversary that wants regime change, no matter what Washington says..."

1 comment:

skywalker said...

US has been engaged in regime change since it invaded Mexico in the nineteenth century. It engaged in the most brutal form of regime change in 2001 and 2003 when it invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. The current Bush regime is engaged in promoting dissent in Iran NOW.

Even now, neither the Bush Administration nor the President-Elect Barack Obama, rules out use of force against Iran.