Over the Line, Smokey! has followed the progression of Bush/Cheney maneuvers against Iran for many months.
The administration’s announcement that they will declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “global terrorist group” is extraordinary and very troublesome. It constitutes an effort to allow an attack on Iran, using the pre-Iraq-invasion Authorization of the Use of Military Force, without further Congressional debate.
I would guess that this move came from David Addington, Dick Cheney’s legal eagle, and that it signifies that Cheney’s paranoid delusions are once again going to take the US to an unwarranted and counterproductive war. And once again, as in the runup to the Iraq war, the NY Times’ shabby journalism, as executed by Michael Gordon, will be in no small measure to blame.