Monday, November 12, 2007

The Weekly Buchanan: Is World War III on Hold?

According to Buchanan's column this week it is:

The latest indication is a candid interview in the Financial Times with Adm. William "Fox" Fallon, head of Central Command, who would be the Tommy Franks of any naval or air war on Iran.

"The Pentagon is not preparing a pre-emptive attack on Iran in spite of an increase in bellicose rhetoric from Washington, according to senior officers," concluded the FT in the lead of its story.

Dealing with Iran is a "challenge," a strike is not "in the offing," Fallon is quoted. His comments, said the Times, "served as a shot across the bows of hawks who argue for imminent action."

"[G]enerally, the bellicose comments" out of Washington "are not particularly helpful," said our CentCom commander. That is naval gunfire directed right across the bow of the West Wing.
Interesting comments by the top military man for Central Command. But bellicose comments regarding Iran aren't just emanating from the White House, they are coming from most of the top advisers to the GOP Presidential candidates as well. Like this one.

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