October Surprise? World War III
Seeking to alienate the five remaining Muslims in the world who don't already despise him, and further inflame those who do, George WarpResident Bush decides this is a good time to support the further growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank:
The Bush administration, moving to lend political support to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at a time of political turmoil, has modified its policy and signaled approval of growth in at least some Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, American and Israeli officials say.As far as I can see, the only point of the assault on Najaf is provocation. Bush hasn't gotten his second 9/11 yet. So he'll push the provocation further.