Thursday, October 25, 2007

When will the attack on Iran happen?

Its been so long since I believed Bush wouldn't attack Iran. Pounding Iran with 30,000-pound bombs from B-2 bombers would be pretty easy to do.

That doesn't require tens of thousands of ground troops.
Tucked inside the White House's $196 billion emergency funding request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is an item that has some people wondering whether the administration is preparing for military action against Iran.

The item: $88 million to modify B-2 stealth bombers so they can carry a newly developed 30,000-pound bomb called the massive ordnance penetrator, or, in military-speak, the MOP.


There doesn't appear to be any potential targets for a bomb like that in Iraq. It could potentially be used on Taliban or al Qaeda hideouts in the caves along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, but there would be no need to use a stealth bomber there.

So where would the military use a stealth bomber armed with a 30,000-pound bomb like this? Defense analysts say the most likely target for this bomb would be Iran's flagship nuclear facility in Natanz, which is both heavily fortified and deeply buried.

And what's with these "modifications" for $88 million? What's wrong with just a couple feet of duct tape? Works for me.

The only things the Bush administration are not transparent about are things on which you wish they would be.

Via ABC.

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