The Real Purpose of The Speech
Was it really all about Iraq? Nope. Several analysts are noting that the strongest language was pointed at Iran and Syria. Glenn Greenwald has some serious thoughts on where we're likely headed.
Iraq continues to receive the overwhelming bulk of attention in the media and among political analysts. But the fate of Iraq, tragically, is all but sealed -- the President will send more troops and order them to be increasingly brutal and indiscriminate, and they will stay through at least the end of his presidency. That is just a fact. The far more attention-demanding issue now is what the President's intentions are with regard to Iran. As Think Progress notes, the White House took multiple steps yesterday to elevate dramatically the threat rhetoric against Iran. Bush included what [...]