Iran-US-Israel Messaging, Loud and Clear
What is unique about this war is how the messages have been exchanged between Israel and Iran, and the Western world is clueless - including GW Bush (from his off-the-record exchange with Blair). The Israelis may find out, to their chagrin, that a multiply-challenged US president may not be so good after all.
Message 1: Israel->US: We are taking back Gaza and Southern Lebanon if you don't stop talking about 'Palestine'. There is no such thing.
Message 2: Iran->Israel: There is a red line, if you don't stop attacking Gaza, we will open another front. You may think this is unprecedented, but you watch and see. The whole Ummah is bleeding at the sight of Gaza atrocities - everyone will be on our side.
Message 3: Israel->Iran: Try it. We will throw down so many bombs and kill so many people that eventually they will all hate Hizbullah and Syria and Iran. We will remote control US media to ignore the link between Gaza and the new war.
Message 4: Iran->US: There you go, Uncle Sam. A demonstration of our forces, regional reach, weapons, guiding, accuracy and public support. Any questions?
Bush: The irony is that you should tell Bolton to tell Kofi to tell Iran to tell Bashad (sic) to tell Hizbullah to stop this sh*t. Also tell Condi to make sure bin Laden figures in somewhere or our bozo base is gonna get the idea that somehow this sh*t is not all related to 9/11. And tell Rumsfeld and his pals to cool it - we're not going after Iran, and don't let Cheney hear I said so.