By Robert Silvey
Bad news. Now that Bush and Cheney’s approval has fallen into the lower depths, the two-headed president no longer has anything to lose. Therefore, according to Ewen MacAskill and Julian Borger of the Guardian, Iran is again in serious danger of being attacked. At some point before Bush leaves office, a preemptive strike is very likely:
The shift [in thinking] follows an internal review involving the White House, the Pentagon and the state department over the last month. Although the Bush administration is in deep trouble over Iraq, it remains focused on Iran. A well-placed source in Washington said: “Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo.”â€¦
The vice-president, Dick Cheney, has long favoured upping the threat of military action against Iran.â€¦ [A]t a meeting of the White House, Pentagon and state department last month, Mr Cheney expressed frustration at the lack of progress and Mr Bush sided with him. “The balance has tilted. There is cause for concern,” the source said this week.â€¦
“Cheney has limited capital left, but if he wanted to use all his capital on this one issue, he could still have an impact,” said Patrick Cronin, the director of studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
The Washington source said Mr Bush and Mr Cheney did not trust any potential successors in the White House, Republican or Democratic, to deal with Iran decisively.â€¦
No decision on military action is expected until next year. In the meantime, the state department will continue to pursue the diplomatic route.
There is only one way to stop these madmen from starting another catastrophic war: double impeachment. Nancy Pelosi must put that option back on the tableâ€”it’s the only way to preserve what’s left of the American republic. As John Nichols told Bill Moyers last Friday on his PBS Journal:
Bill Moyers, you are making a mistake. You are making a mistake that too many people make.â€¦
You are seeing impeachment as a constitutional crisis. Impeachment is the cure for a constitutional crisis. Don’t mistake the medicine for the disease. When you have a constitutional crisis, the founders are very clear. They said there is a way to deal with this.
This is the way: Impeach Dick Cheney. Impeach George Bush. Now.