That is what Scott Ridder was talking about yesterday on the Randi Rhodes radio show.
He claimed that there are plans to attack Iran sometime this summer that the President has signed off on.
Which is really interesting given comments by Secretary of State Condolezza Rice in an interview granted to the Wall Street Journal and picked up by Reuters News Agency.
This from the Reuters article:
The United States will decide this summer whether to pursue a tougher stance on Iran's nuclear program at the United Nations Security Council, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Thursday.
Rice said Washington has faith in European-led negotiations aimed at ensuring that Iran's nuclear program remains non-military, and that what matters most is "a unity of purpose" among all the nations involved.
Her remarks come shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urged President Bush to take a tougher line on Iran and said the country was approaching a point of no return in its quest for nuclear weapons.
**GOI Comment: This makes the two latest Bush nominations of John Bolton and John Negroponte VERY interesting indeed.
The following is a rough outline of what Randi Rhodes theorized about the purpose behind these two nominations:
The Bush administration is going to start "banging the drums of war" against Iran by stating they have the technology to produce nuclear weapons and therefore they basically have weapons of mass destruction and a tougher stance needs to be taken (Sound like Rice's statements??).
John Bolton is needed and wanted by Bush because he has a history of "strong-arming" people into doing what Bush wants and Bush now wants him to "strong-arm" other member nations at the United Nations to follow his plan on Iran.
John Negroponte will be the Director of National Intelligence and thus in charge of all intelligence and certainly another "yes" man for Bush. He will be in charge of funneling all intelligence to the Congress and Senate regarding the Bush plan on Iran.
So, these two nominations make Rice's statements all that more interesting, don't you think??
We shall see what happens come this summer.
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