20 August 2007
USA to attack Iran within six months, says Time Magazine
Senior policy makers in Washington are now convinced that an attack on Iran will happen within the next six months, according to a report in Time Magazine.
What makes this report credible is the claim that the neo-conservatives who surround Bush have convinced themselves that such an attack would lead to the collapse of the regime in Tehran. All other outcomes, such as a strengthening of support for the regime in the face of a foreign attack, are being discounted.
Why does information like this give the report added credibility? Mainly because that is what happened in the run up to the war against Iraq. The reader needs to remember that there wasn't actually going to be a war, rather a cakewalk into Baghdad, followed by the establishment of a suitably pro-American puppet regime. The thought that the Iraqis might actually never stop fighting, and make a seamless transition from a conventional to a guerrillas defence, never entered their little minds.