The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Saturday, March 29, 2008
SHOWDOWN IN IRAQ: IRAN'S ATTEMTP AT A "TET OFFENSIVE"
BUSH IS 100% CORRECT: THIS IS IRAQ'S DEFINING MOMENT.
Michael Yon called on his satellite phone to talk about what's going on in Iraq. I recorded it and it's up here for your listening pleasure -- nothing fancy, just a quick recording posted less than 20 minutes after it happened. Click here to listen.A few key points:
(1) It's likely to get worse before it's better;
(2) No one seems to doubt Iranian backing for the violence;
(3) This isn't about religion, it's about money and power; and
(4) Unlike Al Qaeda in the north, this isn't so much a fight to the finish as violence as a negotiating tactic. It's not a civil war.
ME: This is AN IRANIAN GAMBIT:
they want to take over the region. To do that they need us to leave woith our tail betwen our legs. And to do that they need the Democrat in the Whiote House, so they need help the Democrats - and a "TET OFFENSIVE" is how.Because the US election is only six months away, all Iran has to do is keep it going for six months. hen the Democrat's will win the White House (probably with Obama) and he wiull retreat.
To stop that, Bush and Maliki and Petraeus need a coup de grace by convention time. That's 120 days.
Only 120 days.
I expect Petraeus and Central Command to take on Iran as directly as they can.
*******Update: The good news is - according to Yon: while Iran tries to foil us with their Shia stooges, AL QAEDA IS BEING CRUSHED elsewhere.