My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Did We Ever Bomb China?

because we may need to explore a new model for dealing with foreign intervention against U.S. troops in theater.

U.S. military and intelligence officials tell ABC News that they have caught shipments of deadly new bombs at the Iran-Iraq border.

They are a very nasty piece of business, capable of penetrating U.S. troops' strongest armor.

What the United States says links them to Iran are tell-tale manufacturing signatures — certain types of machine-shop welds and material indicating they are built by the same bomb factory.

It would seem self-evident that Iran would have a vested interest in a continuation of difficulties for the U.S. in Iraq. With the looming showdown over their nuclear program, and a general distaste for a stable democracy right next door, there are a myriad of reasons for Iran to get involved.

But to take such a direct tactic strikes me as inviting reprisal from the U.S. And frankly, the failure to take action would probably weaken the perception of the U.S. in other middle eastern thugocracies.

I hope the White House finds its voice again before it has to try to make this case to the public.

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