02 April 2006
Iran: talks to be held tomorrow to discuss the attack
|Talks are to be held tomorrow, Monday, between the government and military chiefs to discuss a possible attack on Iran. The fact that this has leaked suggests that somebody in Whitehall is seriously concerned about this drift to war.|
Events just seem to be moving at an alarming pace. In January Whitehall insiders were claiming that the costs of any such attack would outweigh any benefits. Last month Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, said that any attack was "inconceivable". Was he doing exactly the same thing that he did before the attack on Iraq: playing down the rumours of war, whilst all the time preparing for one?