Latest Iran Rumor

The Times of London quotes two loosely identified “sources” as agreeing that several US generals and admirals have said they would quit if President Bush orders an attack on Iran. The newspaper quotes one “source with close ties to British intelligence” as saying “four or five” US flag officers would resign, and another “British defence source” that acknowledges, “All the generals are perfectly clear that they don’t have the military capacity to take Iran on in any meaningful fashion.” Adding fuel to this latest fire, of course, is the weekend comment by Vice President Dick Cheney that diplomacy is still “our preference,” but “all options are still on the table.”