One former defense official said the military planning was premised on a belief that "a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government,"
Here's a quote for ya:
One Joe Blow American said that the military planning behind the Iraq War was based on false multi-layered premises, and with the President's approval ratings down the drain combined with daily revelations that he is accelerating his abuse of power, 2008 can't come fast enough.
Here's another quote that will come about 2 years after the start of this bombing campaign:
One former defense official, defending the Administration's premise that the bombing campaign would inspire a people's revolt yet which conversly rallied the country together, said that though two countries in the Middle East are now in chaos, to question the reasons behind going to war are counter-productive and simply "anti-American".
Just as Streak has said in so many ways, things would be a lot different if this President's last name rhymed with "Quinton". Don't even try to fool yourself.