I’d initially missed this nugget in President Bush’s speech last night.
We are also taking other steps to bolster the security of Iraq and protect American interests in the Middle East. I recently ordered the deployment of an additional carrier strike group to the region.
We will expand intelligence sharing, and deploy Patriot air defense systems to reassure our friends and allies.
Patriot air defense? To defend us from whose missiles? The insurgents don’t have missiles. Al Quaeda doesn’t have missiles.
Oh. But Iran and Syria do.
Maybe we’ll need those Patriots to defend us from Iranian missiles now that we’ve just invaded sovereign Iranian territory?
The Bush administration is fucking insane.
Well, at least now I know where we’re going to get all the ground troops to fight this wider, regional war.