29 October 2008


WaPo has a short, well-written column Bush's potential "October Surprise" and the raid into Syria:
By approving a U.S. military raid across the Iraqi border into Syria, Bush has changed the rules once again. On Sunday about two dozen special forces soldiers entered the country by helicopter and killed a suspected Iraqi insurgent leader, without the permission or cooperation of the Syrian government. Call it an October surprise -- if not, at least so far, the October surprise.

As noted by the military sage of the office, if "surprise" is key to military success, then the US has it in spades... Everyone thought we were itching for a fight with Iran, and instead we turn around a take a whack at Syria - surprise!

By: Brant

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