It should come as no surprise if the Bush Administration undertakes a preemptive war against Iran sometime before the November election.
Then the president will speak on national television. He will say this: Iran is determined to develop nuclear weapons; if this happens, the entire region will go nuclear; our diplomatic efforts to prevent this have failed; Iran is offering a haven to known al Qaeda leaders; the fate of our ally Israel is at stake; Iran persists in supporting terrorism, including in Iraq; and sanctions will have no affect (and besides they are for sissies). He will not say: ...and besides, we need the oil.
Ah yes, the oil card. Because we're just shipping that Iraqi oil straight to Main Street USA, aren't we?
It's statements like those above that make the American Left impossible to take seriously. And the comments to Gary Hart's column are even worse.