Today, "Starbucks" Joe Scarborough judged on his morning TV circus that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is not fit for command. I guess he has missed the fact the CJCS is not "in command." The reason - General Dempsey had the temerity to tell the world that the USG considers Iran to be a "rational actor." Obama may say otherwise but that is just to get The Lobby off his back until the election. Scarborough is yet another avoider of military service and lacks any qualifications to judge General Dempsey. What Scarborough might think that he knows about Iran is mystifying until one remembers that his program reflects the bias of the owners of the media and the city in which he chooses to live. But, no matter, Scarborough is who he is and Dempsy is also himself. I doubt that General Dempsey will be leaving his post any time soon.
A little later, Natanyahu sat in the Oval Office and once again lectured the president of the United States on the world and the place of the United States in it . He said that Israel trusts nobody. He also said that Israel exists because Gentiles cannot be trusted but that the US and Israel are the same thing. This implies that the US, although untrustworthy as a country is nevertheless at the disposal of Israel for various suitable tasks. The inevitable conclusion of these statement is that the US must obey Israel.
IMO, Bibi is mad as a hatter. He is consumed with fear and paranoia. There is no injury that he would not do the US if he thought it useful to his fantasies. Barak is no better. These two men along with their henchmen and lackies in this country will try to drag the US into war with Iran before November. Probablity of the attempt? Somewhere around 80%. If they wait longer than that and Obama is elected, there will be a reckoning. pl