Monday, May 23, 2005

Neocon Desperation

According to Laura Rozen:

I was struck at the jampacked AIPAC policy Iran presentation today how much the outlyer position of democratic revolution being the solution to US concerns about a nuclear Iran has become a mainstream position, advocated by all on the panel today. Interesting and brilliant work by the idea's policy entrepreneuers to move this front and center, whether you agree it can be realized on a speedy timeframe or not.[Emphasis Added]

This is desperation. They are not going to overthrow the Iranian regime anytime soon. It is clear they are running out of cards to play.

It also means they don't think bombing is likely to derail Iran's nuclear program or they would be pushing that agenda. There may also be a feeling that the price the US will pay for bombing Iran will be to high.