The US News Political Bulletin has learned Democrats on Capitol Hill are increasingly concerned that President Bush will order air strikes against targets in Iran in the next few months or even weeks. They cite as evidence the tough warnings from senior Administration officials, including the Commander in Chief, that Iranian help for insurgents in Iraq is leading to the deaths of US troops and Iraqi civilians. Democratic insiders tell the Political Bulletin that they suspect Bush will order the bombing of Iranian supply routes, camps, training facilities, and other sites that Administration officials say contribute to American losses in Iraq. Under this scenario, Bush would not invade Iran with ground forces or zero in on Iranian nuclear facilities. But under the limited-bombing scenario, Bush could ask for a congressional vote of support, Democratic insiders predict, which many Democrats would feel obliged to endorse or risk looking like they weren't supportive of the troops. Bombing Iran would also take attention away from the troubled situation in Iraq and cause a rally-round-the-president reaction among Americans, at least for a while. But Democrats add that an attack on Iran would probably be condemned around the world and would precipitate an Iranian response that could dramatically worsen Mideast turmoil and have unforeseen consequences that could be extremely damaging to the United States.First, to reiterate what may be a tired point, can someone PLEASE MUZZLE THESE IDIOT "INSIDERS"? They're wagging the dog themselves by setting up the "feel obligated" line for the Republicans and sabotaging any message control by the Dems.
Anyway, here's hoping the Dems aren't that dumb. 2002 wasn't THAT long ago, the should still remember the lesson from that: that it doesn't matter what you do, you're gonna be slimed as unpatriotic anyway. Especially since public opinion on this is going to likely be somewhere between poisonous and murderous.