t r u t h o u t - Ray McGovern | Attacking Iran: I Know It Sounds Crazy, But...:
" For a host of good reasons -- the huge and draining commitment of U.S. forces to Iraq and Iran's ability to stir the Iraqi pot to boiling, for starters -- the notion that the Bush administration would mount a 'preemptive' air attack on Iran seems insane. And still more insane if the objective includes overthrowing Iran's government again, as in 1953 -- this time under the rubric of 'regime change.'
But Bush administration policy toward the Middle East is being run by men -- yes, only men -- who were routinely referred to in high circles in Washington during the 1980s as 'the crazies.' I can attest to that personally, but one need not take my word for it."