December 26, 2006

It looks like there is a global nuclear arms race underway in 2007: Japan, the Saudis and other "allies" are now actively pursing nukes (if Iran and NK have them...).

Meanwhile, I can't help wondering if Bush's "surge" ballyhoo is just providing political cover for behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts which are more in line with the ISG recommendations?

EG, Israel talking nice, suggestions of a $10 billion "jobs fund" for Iraq, etc.

If behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts cut violence in Iraq, Bush can pretend it was his bold military resilience that did it.

Whaddayareckon? I know I shouldn't hope against Bush pursuing a full-on military solution...

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