THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN….From Arnaud de Borchgrave’s most recent column:
At a farewell reception at Blair House for the retiring chief of protocol, Don Ensenat, who was President Bush’s Yale roommate, the president shook hands with Washington Life Magazine’s Soroush Shehabi. A grandson of one of the late Shah’s ministers, Soroush said, “Mr. President, I simply want to say one U.S. bomb on Iran and the regime will remain in power for another 20 or 30 years and 70 million Iranians will become radicalized.”
“I know,” President Bush answered.
“But does Vice President Cheney know?” asked Soroush.
The president chuckled and walked away.
I don’t know how reliable de Borchgrave is, but perhaps some serious reporter type person will call Shehabi next week and ask if this conversation really happened. And then maybe someone will ask Cheney if he agrees.