On the 5th anniversary of the "Mission Accomplished" moment, we find that Bush, as usual, has gotten tired of the war he started so it's time for a new one:
MANHATTAN, Kan. — CIA Director Michael Hayden said Wednesday that Iranian policy, at the highest government level, is to help kill Americans in Iraq, the boldest pronouncement of Iranian involvement by a U.S. official to date.
Hayden made the statement in response to a student question while delivering the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University.
"It is my opinion, it is the policy of the Iranian government, approved to highest level of that government, to facilitate the killing of Americans in Iraq," Hayden said. "Just make sure there's clarity on that."
I don't see how it's possible for a director of national intelligence to say such a thing unless it's coming from the White House - ergo, the policy of the highest level of OUR government is to kill Iranians in Iran. I mean, how is that comment not essentially a declaration of war against Iran, if they are indeed devoted to attacking American troops?
And evidently we can't be expecting any help from Europe this time around, because apparently all of Europe now is "Old Europe" with a shameful devotion to silliness like legality and police work:
The United States considers itself a nation at war, in pursuit of terrorists wherever they are, he said.
"In much of Europe, terrorism is seen differently: primarily as an internal, law enforcement problem, and solutions are focused more narrowly on securing the homeland," Hayden said.
Shorter Hayden: "To crush zeh TERRORISTS... to drive dem before you... and hear deh LAMENTATION of zeh WOMEN!"
"Large parts of the world — including those that will hold more sway in the future — do not share all of our ideas," Hayden said. "While we cherish and live our own values, we must know and appreciate those of others."
...before we invade their countries, overthrow their leaders and leave the place a hellish anarchic mess. Or just fly over occasionally and drop bombs on whoever looks like a troublemaker. So much more effective, after all, than law enforcement.