Pat Buchanan is the latest to sound the Tonkin Gulf II alarm, and he even suggests it might have happened already -- General Bergner's claim that Iranians planned a January raid in Karbala, which killed 5 U.S. soldiers. Mr. Buchanan goes on to suggest that, since Iran would have no interest in toppling a U.S.-sponsored Shi'ite state in Iraq and certainly no interest in helping the Sunnis, the Karbala raid might actually have been a response to covert U.S. raids in Iran. In which case the two (soon to be three) U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf comprise something of a diversion. Of course, if more of us sound the Tonkin Gulf II alarm, Tha Bush Mobb might realize we're on to their horsedoodle.
America's last conservative, Paul Craig Roberts, went on Thom Hartmann's radio show on Thursday to discuss the possibility of another 9.11. Noting recent statements by Messrs. Chertoff and Santorum, Mr. Roberts suggests that either a) Messrs. Bush and Cheney are planning a "false flag" attack, or trumped-up terrorist attack, or b) they're going to let al-Qaeda carry out an attack without stopping them. All toward the end of widening their disastrous war (because, as bold thinkers know, the solution to chaos is always more chaos), and maybe hanging on to their little police state. I incline toward believing that Mr. Bush plans to dump his mess on the next guy (or gal). And that's a lot to ask of a man, to believe that Messrs. Bush and Cheney are capable of such evil. But they are. Pass it on.
Dr. Susan Block writes about the sexual hypocrisy of Senator David Vitter (R-LA), whose number wound up on Deborah Jeane Palfrey's infamous list of phone numbers and who then confessed to "a very serious sin" (though not the accusations of serious sins that dog him in his home state). Senator Vitter, and stop me if you've heard this before, beat the drum for President Clinton's impeachment, and has since made his name crusading for abstinence-only sex education and against gay marriage. But Dr. Block suggests there may be bigger game in the Palfrey list -- as in the biggest Dick of them all, Mr. Cheney. Long story short, he maintained a residence in Virginia whose phone number apparently appears on the Palfrey list several times. The only other question would be: was he the john or the pimp? Any way you look at it, he's a pimp. Maybe there's more to this "false flag" theory, eh?