That’s the headline in the NY Times this morning. Is this a surprise?
I remember clearly before the war in Iraq when everyone was talking about the WMD that was definitely in Iraq, that that information was not necessarily true. If it was, then someone could have pointed the inspectors in that direction and the argument would have been done. But that never happened.
Now we have a new situation. But at the same time the President is ramping up his intelligence on Iranian govt involvement, others are saying to hold back because of the situation inside Iran.
Now, U.S. military officials say the decision to go public with the findings has been put on hold for several reasons, including concerns over the reaction from Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — as well as inevitable follow-up questions that would be raised over what the U.S. should do about it.
Exactly. World politics is a lot trickier than we the people can just vote on. Yet another reason why Hillary just won’t do. As Richard Cohen says
In Clinton’s case, she is dead center in American public opinion, foursquare for what’s popular and courageously opposed to what’s not. Most Americans oppose a precipitous pullout from Iraq and — surprise! — so does Clinton.
Too often when a candidate throws his hat into the ring, he tosses principle out the window. Yet this is precisely what we want in a president — principles and the courage to stick to them.