Foreign policy expert says Bush has ruled out first-strike on Iran; Worries about ‘accidental’ conflict

I think we can safely say Bush hopes for an accidental war.

John Byrne
Published: Wednesday September 19, 2007

Tells RAW he doesn’t believe Bush is in the ‘Cheney gang’ yet

President Bush is not going to bomb Iran — unless an “accidental” incident forces his hand, according to well-respected foreign policy moderate Steve Clemons, who laid out his case in Wednesday’s Salon article, “Why Bush Won’t Attack Iran.”

Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at New America Foundation and publisher of The Washington Note, says Bush has deviated from a Cheney-laid track to launch a first-strike on Iran, citing, as examples, frustrations that the vice president’s aides are airing, a conversation with a journalist who sat in on a December 2006 strategy meeting, and private conversations with high-level foreign policy players.

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