Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Will Fred Thompson Bomb?

Now that the actor-politician has dropped the other shoe about running for President, the question comes up about what else he might be willing to drop.

"He's not a bomb thrower,” says Thompson’s ardent supporter, Congressman Zach Wamp.

Maybe not, but in a relaxed, folksy interview last month with the conservative house organ, the Weekly Standard, Thompson talked about “being straight with the man upstairs,” a spiritual condition reminiscent of George W. Bush’s, which Thompson says “kind of frees you up.”

Such freedom helped Bush decide he had the sanction of a “Higher Power” to invade Iraq, and what Thompson told the Standard suggests he might make similar use of such divine certainty:

“Thompson says that the actions of the Iranian regime...are acts of war. He stops short of calling for a military response, but seems to suggest that he would be saying something different if circumstances were different...’I think the bottom line with Iran is that nothing is going to change unless there is a regime change.’"

Where have we heard that before?

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