The Washington Post reports considerable skepticism about the upcoming war against Iran. Apparently there are people who are suspicious about the latest propaganda effort [Skepticism Over Iraq Haunts U.S. Iran Policy].
They have every reason to be suspicious, especially since President Bush can't seem to stay on message.
In yesterday's White House news conference, Bush grappled with the issue head-on. "What makes you so certain," a reporter asked Bush, of the military's charge that "the highest levels of Tehran's government" are responsible for shipments of lethal weapons to Iraq for use against U.S. troops?Oops. That's not the right answer, Dubya. Once you're coerced the military leaders into sticking their necks out you've got to back up the big lie. You were supposed to say that you have secret information linking Iran's leaders to the killing of brave American soldiers.
Bush contradicted the military's account, saying, "We don't know . . . whether the head leaders of Iran ordered" it.
"But here's my point," he added. "Either they knew or didn't know, and what matters is, is that [the weapons] they're there."
Dick will not be happy. Now he'll have to go on the Sunday talk shows and drop hints about what he learned when he visited CIA headquarters.