Monday, January 7, 2008

Is "Rock Solid" the New "Slam Dunk"?

I have been feeling extra apprehensive about what Dubya is cooking up for his visit to Israel this week. Apparently I'm not the only one.

From Greyhawk

Just a reminder:

About two weeks before deciding to invade Iraq, President Bush was told by CIA Director George Tenet there was a "slam dunk case" that dictator Saddam Hussein had unconventional weapons, according to a new book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward.

-- From

Now back to the present, where we find this:

ISRAELI security officials are to brief President George W Bush on their latest intelligence about Iran’s nuclear programme - and how it could be destroyed - when he begins a tour of the Middle East in Jerusalem this week.
Israeli intelligence is understood to agree that the project was halted around the time of America’s invasion of Iraq, but has “rock solid” information that it has since started up again.
-- From
Times Online

"Rock Solid" must be the Israeli term for "Slam Dunk" this year.

With two failing military engagements already on the books and just one short year left to his Presidency, it boggles the mind that George W. Bush -- the worst, most deceitful and most dangerous President in US history -- is still pushing to find a reason to justify a strike on Iran.

Or, at least, it would boggle the mind, if one hadn't realized for a long time now that Bush had always intended to strike both Iraq and Iran, well before 9/11 ever occurred.

If you're not familiar with what I think Greyhawk is referring to, be sure to read the "Statement of Principles" on the Project for a New American Century website. And be sure to check out the list of those who signed it.

And if that didn't leave you feeling chilled enough, take a moment to watch this video.