Much talk has bantered about lately concerning V.P. Cheney's trip to visit "Daddy" Abdullah in Saudi Arabia. The speculation is that; the Saudi's are driving down the price of oil (at Cheney's request) to harm Iran's economy. Iran basically produces and exports nothing much more than oil. Increased production by the Saudis increases supply. The theory is that Iranian regime change will occur through financial pressure.
The "critical error" is this; BUSH WILL NOT ATTACK IRAN OR ITS NUCLEAR FACILITIES. The President is still smarting over all the international hatred generated by the war in Iraq. Tony Blankley's editorial describes this in less direct terms, but he essentially says the same thing. Blankley's "third way" description is exactly what Bush will do.
This decision by Bush will not address the increasing ability of Iran to develop nukes. And, all of us will be less safe because of it. Think about the future; a Democrat President ignoring terrorism and all its associated problems; then, one day, a mushroom cloud appears over an American city, straight out of "24"!
The next two years will go by slowly. Even if we secure Iraq, the Iran problem is still there! This is one of those; "I hope I'm wrong scenarios"!