James Forsyth

Bush signs off on black ops against Iran

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ABC News has an interesting report on the CIA’s new covert Iran strategy which is designed to get the Iranians to stop enriching uranium and arming elements of the insurgency in Iraq. As the report note, this new covert strategy means that the Bush administration has decided against military action for the time being.

Yet with the Bush administration believing that Iran is only two years away from having the know-how to build a bomb, something will have to give soon. There is no way Bush will leave office with Iran well on its way to nuclear status. But equally, the Iranians seem to believe that is now or never for them and their nuclear ambitions.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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