Reported by Reuters tonight:
U.S. contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear program goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, a former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Friday.While Think Progress noted yesterday (and my apologies, I can't seem to locate the link again, that experts say there is really no way to actually win a war with Iran in any meaningful way.
Think Progress also brings us this on Iran (and no, Matthews was not vocally opposed to Iraq from the beginning; at best, he seemed to ride the fence - he certainly seemed the buy the "great moment" of the staged toppling of the Saddam statue which the Chalabi folks helped organize - until matters there degraded swiftly):
Chris Matthews not interested in being the ‘big shit.’
He was “against this bullshit war from the very beginning.” Tonight, Hardball host Chris Matthews argued, “If you want America to be a hegemonic power in the Middle East, you’re out of step with the American people. We’re not going to fight it out with Iran for the next 30 years to see who the big shit — I’m sorry — the big name is on the block.”