Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
He knows he and his country are in the sights of the Neocons as America's next war to bring freedom and democracy to the Middle East.

That doesn't mean it's likely to happen. To put it mildly, it's not in the interest of Republican congresspeople running for reelection this fall for oil to be at $150 a barrel in October, and Bush will need their support to bomb Iran. Why so many Europeans think that starting a war is an automatic way to get Americans to vote Republican is beyond me. Someone please tell me. It's also not in Ahmadinejad's interest to play with oil supplies as he needs the oil revenue to run the state (it's funny that a lot of people, not you in this case, often refer to Ahmadinejad as a smart, shrewd politician who understands Iran's interests and in the same breath talk about him wanting to start an apocalyptic jihad).

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Aug 16th, 2006 at 01:13:20 PM EST

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series