I was watching C-Span this morning, before the Congressional theatrics begin. They carry a call in show at that time.
One of the guests was John H. Coatsworth, the acting Dean of Columbia University.
I’m a lousy gambler. I’ve done it a couple of times and I’ve failed miserably. So, I’m not making any outright predictions here.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, is scheduled to speak at Columbia this afternoon at 1:30 PM, ET.
Maybe I’m the only one, but I see an opportunity to goad Iran into retaliating against the FUSA, hence giving The Regime the excuse it needs to finally carry out that ill fated invasion of Iran.
Coatsworth, who isn’t happy about Ahmadinejad’s appearance but opted for free speech, said that Ahmadinejad will be protected “just like any other head of state”. If those who are protecting him “fail” and some “patriotic American” breaks through with a gun, will anyone be surprised?
Americans, as usual, will say that he had it coming. After Iran retaliates, not by outright attempting to attack the American mainland, but in some obvious way somewhere in the world, Americans will support The Regime. After all, Iranians should be happy that Ahmadinejad was taken out. Now maybe we can install a government that will be more FUSA friendly.
Not only will Americans support The Regime, but they’ll support the assassin because, in this case, he would not be an assassin but a brave executioner.
They’ll compare any military action initiated by The Regime with what that “coward” Jimmy Carter didn’t do when Iraq held American hostages for over 400 days. They’ll say that Bush is once again showing the courage to do what his predecessors, especially Carter, would/could not do.
The “lily livered liberals” won’t be able to claim that this is a preemptive strike, so that excuse “for being cowards” will not exist.
Finally, this will be the event which will allow National Security Presidential Directive 51 to be launched.
I know better than to predict anything. It seems I’ve never been right yet. I hope that I’m wrong this time as well.
All I’m saying is that the opportunity is palpable.