The Impending War with Iran
It seems pretty clear that from a military point of view that the surge cannot achieve its stated goals. It is also likely that the number of troops being sent to Baghdad is limited by the supply of available troops. None the less, the surge has provided news material and discussion to divert America’s attention from the upcoming attack on Iran.
... Any attack on Iran will almost certainly involve the use of nuclear weapons. Although called “bunker busters” to make them sound more palatable, there will be significant amounts of fallout and deaths. Bush has been working hard to divide the Middle east see Lebanon and the Palestinian situation, pitting Shia versus Sunni and trying to draw other countries such as Saudi Arabia into the conflict. The whole process could easily spiral out of control ending a complete conflagration of the Middle East.
I submit in all seriousness that Bush/Cheney does not see this as a problem but rather see this as an inevitable process that must run its course in order for the US to seize control of the most energy rich region in the world. Dead Iraqis, Iranians, or even American soldiers have no weight in the cost-benefit analysis. Any policy that keeps the energy in the ground and away from China and other non-European/American users is a success, if not a final one.So lets strip away all the BS and get to the core facts. The United States is willing to kill millions of innocent men, women and children to insure its supply of energy and exert its geopolitical supremacy throughout Eurasia. That’s it. Its that simple.