(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hinted after his meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday that U.S. action against Iran is imminent. While he avoided saying anything clear and specific on the matter, Olmert did mention a “timetable” and said action would take place before Bush leaves the White House.
“We reached agreement on the need to take care of the Iranian threat,” Olmert said after the meeting. “I left with a lot less question marks [than I had entered with] regarding the means, the timetable restrictions and America’s resoluteness to deal with the problem.”
I’m not saying that war or conflict with Iran is imminent. In fact, I don’t think America, even under Bush, will strike Iran first — but I do think that there is an increasing chance of a trigger event driving a fast escalation of higher and higher consequence military options. This trigger could be a mistaken signal, a ship collision, an event engineered by the Israelis, or by the IRGC Al Quds force, or by some other splinter terrorist operation wanting to exploit regional tensions and the current fragility of affairs.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday said that Western threats and pressure had failed to stop the country’s nuclear program, which the United States, Israel and other states suspect is aimed at making weapons.
“With God’s help today we have gained victory and the enemies cannot do a damned thing,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech broadcast live on state television.
All of which leaves me wondering where in the hell we get all these morons to lead nations.