The quagmire continues...
Will upcoming "democratic elections" be the beginning of the end for American involvement in the Iraq/Middle East quagmire? Of course not. In the latest New Yorker, Seymour Hersh (to my mind, the best and most reliable of journalists for the past 35-40 years) quotes a former high-level U.S. intelligence official:
"This is a war against terrorism, and Iraq is just one campaign. The Bush Administration is looking at this as a huge war zone. Next, we're going to have the Iranian campaign. We've declared war and the bad guys, wherever they are, are the enemy. This is the last hurrah -- we've got four years, and want to come out of this saying we won the war on terrorism."Ah, yes... "Perpetual war for perpetual peace," after all.
You can find Hersh's excellent/nightmarish article, "The Coming Wars," right here.