This Is Alarming

I can't recall any time in years in which the US has had no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf -- which, by the way, we call "the Arabian Gulf" in order to side with the Gulf States against Iran's claim to the waters. Just a coincidence that this first "gap" in years is going to coincide with Congress' Iran vote, but it does make it easier for Iran to be provocative if it decides to be. Maybe they'll be on good behavior in the hope of not provoking a no vote, but maybe not, and in any case hope is not a plan.


Cassandra said...

Sure it is. Most of Obama's policies are based on the hope that reality won't rear its ugly head :p

Why hope for the best and plan for the worst when you can just hope and plan for the best and pretend the worst case doesn't exist?

jaed said...

My immediate thought: this cannot possibly be accidental.

My interpretation is not as innocent as Cassandra's is.

E Hines said...

Hang on, Houthis, hang on.

Eric Hines

Ymar Sakar said...

Yea, and I'm sure people thought Hussein was just making mistakes too.