I ran into this several hours ago in the Asia Times, but no other outlet has reported it. Apparently its an exclusive.
Asia Times says Senator Diane Feinstein, Democrat of California, and Senator Richard Lugar, Republican of Indiana, were informed of the attack plan.
The Bush administration is planning to carry out air strikes against Iran by August and two U.S. Senators have already been briefed on the attack according to a report in the highly respected Asia Times, which cites a former assistant secretary of state and U.S. career diplomat as its source. [emphasis mine and I agree]
Muhammad Cohen's article claims that Senator Diane Feinstein, Democrat of California, and Senator Richard Lugar, Republican of Indiana, were informed of the attack plan and planned to voice their opposition to it in a New York Times editorial in an attempt to offset the air strike. The editorial is yet to materialize.
According to Cohen' source, the Neo-Cons believe that they can perpetrate a "limited" air strike aimed more at sending a message than destroying Iran's supposed nuclear program, but the consequences of such a move are likely to provoke a massive Iranian retaliation, as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has consistently warned.
For the time being, lets say its true. Don't ya just love how the neocons are willing to take a gamble on not starting WWIII? Just asking.
The fact is, no neocons or their families will be involved. If a total conflagration breaks out, and it will, it'll be your children, brothers, sisters, neighbors who go to the Mid-East to die. And, based on my almost non-existent expertise on warfare, I would think boots on the ground (as they say) will be necessary eventually.
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