Few if any have any confidence in Bush personally pulling off anything remotely resembling an agreement between
"I am looking forward to sitting down with friends and allies to assure them of my commitment to the Middle Eastern peace and to work with them to make sure they are committed to
Not only are Bush’s plans seriously hampered because of the split in the Palestinian leadership and which has left Hamas in power in Gaza and the West Bank controlled by the Palestinian Authority, lead by the President Mahmoud Abbas, more importantly he underestimates the level of support in Palestine for Iran, a country he quite obviously intends to attack.
As Uzi Mahnaimi wrote in yesterday’s Times: “
Way to go, George. What better way to promote
In response to this fresh “intelligence”, Bush said: “I read the intelligence report carefully. In essence, what the report said was that
Maybe Bush should start reading reports by his own people, such as last November’s
“We assess with moderate confidence
“We continue to assess with moderate-to-high confidence that
The report can be downloaded in pdf format here.
And, back to Bush again: “My message to all countries in the region is that we are able to solve the problem in a diplomatic way, but all options are on the table.”
In a “diplomatic way”, George? Like when Saddam bent over backwards for a diplomatic way out of the invasion of
Anxious for some “false flag” incident to revive support for an assault on Iran after the NIE upset plans for an attack on the country, the Pentagon coincidentally kicked off at the weekend over the “hostile intent” of Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats after an alleged incident in the Strait of Hormuz this weekend.
Click here for the MSNBC TV report of the incident.
Writing on the Counterpunch website today, Gideon Levy says:
“A man is coming to
“He led the
Make no mistake about it, the last thing on Bush’s mind during his trip to the