There's been a lot of talk in the lefty blogosphere recently about US Naval deployments close to the shores of Iran. AlterNet
The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it.Billmon
have both mentioned it. The best coverage on the fleet movements and their proximity to the midterm elections seems to be this Kos diary
by Steven D. I wish I could say that this was all tinfoil hat speculation, but I would not put it past this administration to launch airstrikes against Iran in an effort to salvage the midterm elections. I can only hope that saner heads in the US military prevail and prevent this immoral and counterproductive action. And I hope the American voters don't fall for such a ploy.