According to this article on The Nations website, the Bush administration and Pentagon officials are doing the following:
"The Nation has learned that the Bush Administration and the Pentagon have moved up the deployment of a major "strike group" of ships, including the nuclear aircraft carrier Eisenhower as well as a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, submarine escort and supply ship, to head for the Persian Gulf, just off Iran's western coast. This information follows a report in the current issue of Time magazine, both online and in print, that a group of ships capable of mining harbors has received orders to be ready to sail for the Persian Gulf by October 1."
Ok, we don't have enough military personnel to get the job done in Iraq or Afganistan, but we are going to take on Iran? Are these guys in that big a hurry for the friggin rapture? What is the deal with this administration? I am sorry, I just don't get it. Unless our Asshat-in-Chief is planning on bringing back the draft, how is he going to pull this one off? How is this making us safer? How the hell does this do anything but stretch our military to the very limit of their capabilities, not to mention piss off Ahmandinejad? The Nations article has reliable sources quoted within the article on what Bush might or might not be doing with all this military hardware moving so close to Iran's border.
This is a very important article, I suggest all three of my regular readers read it. I also suggest you get your bomb shelters ready in case this isn't a bluff by our Decider-in-Chief and the shit is about to hit the fan.
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