Think about this: the president is literally under siege politically, we’re preparing a ‘surge’ in Iraq. At the same time we have a buildup of naval forces near Iran ongoing, as Forbes reports:
The US plans to position an aircraft carrier group in the Gulf after the new year as a warning to Iran, CBS news reported, citing unnamed officials.
The network said the Pentagon is deploying ‘a major buildup of naval forces in and around the Persian Gulf’ in response to what the US considers ‘increasingly provocative acts.’
Can you name me one provocative act that Iran has made in the last year (and the war in Lebanon does not count–that was about Israel, not the US)? War with Iran is a lot closer than any of us think it is.
Update: For more on this and the elections see my short essay at The Huffington Post.