ATTACK IRAN?….In the past, conservatives have complained that we liberals are obsessed with the idea that George Bush is going to launch a military strike on Iran. And I admit that after reading the tenth or twentieth article about this with no attack forthcoming, I began to think that maybe they had a point. Maybe we should all lay off the Seymour Hersh pieces for a while and calm down.

But they can’t have it both ways. If conservatives themselves are going to start pushing this storyline, then they really need to stop complaining about liberal scaremongering. As a growing number of wingers start suggesting that the mere election of a Democrat would be sufficient provocation to launch an attack, we’re entering John Birchesque territory that makes liberal warnings look positively restrained. Time to clean up the nutjobs in your own movement, folks.

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