The British Press is always up for a good one. Especially when the TLO (tight-lipped one) is drawlin’ Texan outta the corner of his mouth and threatening to commit billions more of the USA’s defence budget into pushing president Ahmadinejad’s nuclear cocktail cabinet – were he to possess one – a little further away from Jerusalem. This from the Telegraph: –
Senior officials believe Mr Bush’s inner circle has decided he does not want to leave office without first ensuring that Iran is not capable of developing a nuclear weapon.
I do rather wonder how this might be achieved. He could of course rattle his sabre some more. If push came to shove, however, would the Rices and Rumsfeld’s carry enough political clout to take Capitol Hill into a wildly unpredictable thunderstorm where an entire Islamic brotherhood from Saudi to Somalia might decide to pitch in? H’m.