Sunday 12 October 2008

A scary thought

Interesting comment in the Sunday Times today by Lord Owen concerning the "mood music" growing about an Isreali strike on Iran.

It's also clear some Republicans are getting very concerned that Obama will win the election. Previously a crisis would tend to support voices of experience, the sitting administration, perhaps even the more experienced candidate. But Obama has done well out of the financial crisis.

It couldn't be could it that voices in the current administration want to create a geopolitical crisis so that McCain's foreign policy experience would come through? (And remember limited wars tend to get economies moving again.) A serious middle east escalation on top of the current financial situation would be really depressing but somehow I wouldn't put it past some just to stop Obama winning.

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