July 22, 2003

Domino Theory Redux

Charles Dodgson asks why the bushies might have a list (see Moving to Canada two posts down):

Needless to say, the Iraq war has put something of a strain on things, particularly since the Syrians regarded it as ill-advised to start with, and cooperation isn't nearly now what it was. But the reckless American border attack seems intended to gin up tensions further, perhaps to provoke yet another war.

And why would anyone in the administration want to provoke a war with a strained Arab state which also has a simmering border dispute with Israel, the region's ultimate tinderbox?

Go read his answer. I hope you sleep well tonight.

Posted by Steve on July 22, 2003

Bush may very well be deluded into believing that he is playing a glorious role in the lead-up to Armageddon, but I don't think Chey, Perle, Wolfowitz, Rice, Ledeen, and the rest of the top power brokers have that excuse. That just makes Bush easier for them to manipulate.

Posted by Nurse Ratched at July 22, 2003 5:35 PM

I'm not sure which is more concerning: bush on the road to Armageddon or the power brokers on the way to where ever it is they are headed.

Posted by Steve at July 22, 2003 7:48 PM

I've heard this sort of thing before, and it does make me wonder just where we're headed.

If Bush believes this, at some point, he'll cast aside his advisors and just go for broke. Now that's a scary thought, if ever there was one.

Posted by Scott at July 23, 2003 2:31 PM
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