It’s Getting Closer ….

Retired Air Force Col. Sam Gardiner, interviewed on Monday by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, had this to say about the possibility of U.S. military operations against Iran:

BLITZER: How close in your opinion is the Bush Administration to giving that go ahead.

GARDINER: It’s been given. In fact, we’ve probably been executing military operations inside Iran for at least 18 months. The evidence is overwhelming.

But of course they have a plan to attack Iran: doesn’t the U.S. have a “contingency” plan to attack each and every nation on earth, just in case? Ah, but there’s one difference here: “The plan has gone to the White House,” say Col. Gardiner. “That’s not normal planning. When the plan goes to the White House, that means we’ve gone to a different state.”

As I’ve been arguing for quite some time now, we’ve all been in “a different state” since 9/11/01 — having slipped into an alternate universe that bears a frightening resemblance to Bizarro World as a result, I imagine, of the sheer concussive force of the terrorist attacks that day, which ripped a hole in the space-time continuum and delivered us to the not-so-tender mercies of a malevolent Bizarro God. I mean, what else does a Bizarro President do when faced with a losing war in Iraq, and hatred of America around the world? Why, start another war, of course ….