The New Yorker magazine this morning is reporting, from Pentagon sources, what one of my frequent guests has been saying this year: That the U.S. will attack Iran's nuclear weapons facilities before the end of the Bush administration. Lee Boyland, a nuclear weapons expert, has been almost prophetic in his predictions regarding the situation in the middle east. You can read the New Yorker article here:
and Lee's web site is: www.LeeBoylandBooks.com
My belief is that if we do not attack Iran, then Israel will do so. Another story this morning suggests that Israel has less than a year to do so before Iran will launch an attack on Israel. Obviously, we cannot allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. Whether they attack directly, as their President has openly discussed, or help terrorists to do the dirty work, we must stop them as President Bush once said "before the threat becomes imminent."
Puzzling, but not surprising story in the New York Times this morning says that "turf" battles within the counter-terrorism wing of the Bush administration halted the search for Osama Ben Laden in Pakistan. Libs are jumping on this story this morning as "proof" that the administration lacked the resolve to find Osama. What the story does show is that we still have problems within the government that still exist since 911. One of the major problems prior to 911 was the lack of cooperation between the law inforcement branches of government. The failure to provide information across FBI and CIA lines caused analysts to have insufficient information to realize an attack on the U.S. was coming. President Bush's move to create a cabinet position the Department of Homeland Security has, apparently, not solved this vital issue. I was against the creation of the department because I believe existing agencies should be able to fight the war against terrorists. What is needed is better leadership among the branches and the President never made heads roll following the 911 attack.
Some other stories worth reading:
Former Air Force Defense Undersecretary Jed Babbin has a great read this morning on the bias at (Mess)NBC News.
On the issue of oil exploration, the non-sense that we can't "drill ourselves out of this problem" is prevelant among the left and even commentators like Bill O'Reilly. The truth is that we not only can, but should drill ourselves out of the problem of dependent on middle eastern oil. If the stories we are talking about this morning on 104.1 "The Truth" in Tucson are true, an escalation of a war in the middle east will make that oil scarce. The Wall Street Journal opinion page this morning has a great read on Obama's lack of an energy policy.
Doug Kellett @idougradio
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