I'm actually starting to feel better about the situation with Iran. It seems that very view people shares the Bush / Cheney view that attacking Iran would be a good idea.
First, CJCOS Pace sent a clear message that he's not on board the bamboozelment. And now it seems that everyone is backing away from the allegations in the now infamous Baghdad briefing from last Saturday, including Bush.
Today in a press briefing, Sec Def Gates said that IEDs "in general" account for about 70% of US causalities in Iraq and come from many sources. The EFPs [alleged to come from Iran] although very lethal, "account for a relatively small percentage" of the attacks. This, of course, stands in stark contrast to the Baghdad briefing last weekend wherein in was suggested that these EFPs are the primary cause of causalities.
Here is the clip:
And before you send me any nasty emails, let me say again, that the issue is not whether we take action to eliminate the IED problem. The question is what action is most reasonable and prudent. Attack Iran and radicalize 70,000 million Muslims cementing their support around a dangerous government with whom they are currently unhappy, or something less extreme that may actually be productive.
And while we are at it, let's do something about the Saudi's.