Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kristol: Bush to Bomb Iran if Obama Wins

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, neo-con pundit and NY Times columnist William Kristol said he believed President Bush would be more than likely inclined to use military force against Iran before his presidency concludes. Especially if the next president to be is not John McCain.
“...if the president thought John McCain was going to be the next president, he would think it more appropriate to let the next president make that decision than do it on his way out...I do wonder with Senator Obama, if President Bush thinks Senator Obama’s going to win, does he somehow think — does he worry that Obama won’t follow through on that policy...I mean, what is, what signal goes to Ahmadinejad if Obama wins on a platform of unconditional negotiations and with an obvious reluctance to even talk about using military force.

Of course, this is pure speculation but observing the recurring patterns of this administration and the neo-con ideology that fuels them, we would not be at all surprised to learn of a Bush plan in this regard. Obviously putting this sort of propaganda out there is yet another attempt to discredit Barack Obama as a forceful leader both at home and on the international stage, as well as to make Israel nervous. But, it reinforces the widely-held assumption that McCain's platform is closely tied to the current administration and will in effect provide us with a third Bush term and all the accompanying negative aspects of such a presidency.

Way to go, guys: fear and warmongering in one fell swoop. Priceless.

Happy Juneteenth!