Is the U.S. stepping up preparations for a possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities?
The Pentagon is always making plans, but based on a little-noticed funding request recently sent to Congress, the answer to that question appears to be yes.
There are those who have been using the talking points that troop numbers in Afghanistan should be increased.
As has been written on this site, caution should be used when citing the need for an increase in troops in Afganistan.
There are those in the Pentagon who believe there is an urgent need to strike at Iran.
As stated on this site, any retaliation by Israel or the U.S. against Iran should be done with minimal troops in Afghanistan.
To have them stationed in Afghanistan, would put them in harms way of Iran using chemical weapons against American and NATO troops and could cause an escalation in the war in the Middle East.
There is a time for Afganistan, but that time isn't right now. It is with Iran.
And I would question Obama's change in willingness to put more troops in Aghanistan with knowing that there are some in the Pentagon who want to hit Iran's nuclear facilities.
Is this troop increase a delay tactic and an excuse being designed by Obama?
With more troops in Afganistan, is there an excuse to not bomb Iran?