Via the Washington Note, our source for all the Capital gossip, we have a terrifying rumor:
After the events of the past few days, this rumor takes advantage of our trepidation perfectly, and thus flourishes.
Washington intelligence, military and foreign policy circles are abuzz today with speculation that the President, yesterday or in recent days, sent a secret Executive Order to the Secretary of Defense and to the Director of the CIA to launch military operations against Syria and Iran.
The President may have started a new secret, informal war against Syria and Iran without the consent of Congress or any broad discussion with the country.
The bare outlines of that order may have appeared in President Bush's Address to the Nation last night outlining his new course on Iraq...
Is it time for a Boland Amendment? Despite the painful rhetoric Bush and his cult would use to describe us Democrats for having "tied Bush's hands" in the War on Terror, it may be imperative. If preempting war with Iran costs the Democrats their power, I say it was worth the sacrifice, since I don't believe we can "win" a war with Iran.