Via the camera toting, bicycle riding, sitting in the water instead of fishing Mr., & I mean Mr., Shutterwi:
Consider, for example, the daring recruitment in mid-2002 of Saddam Hussein's foreign minister, Naji Sabri, who was "turned" into working for the CIA and quickly established his credibility. Sabri told us there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.(This seems to be an overly positive spin on the dickwad Rove, ed.)
My former colleagues, perhaps a bit naively, were quite sure this would come as a vast relief to President George W. Bush and his advisers. Instead, they were told that the White House had no further interest in reporting from Sabri; rather, that the issue was not really WMD, it was "regime change."
(Don't feel embarrassed if you did not know this; our corporate-owned, war-profiteering media has largely suppressed all this.)
In short, it seems a good bet that Rove, who is no one's dummy and would not want to have to "spin" an unnecessary war on Iran, lost the battle with Cheney over the merits of a military strike on Iran, and only then decided to spend more time with his family.
Despite the administration's warlike record, many Americans may still cling to the belief that attacking Iran won't happen because it would be crazy; that Bush is a lame-duck president who wouldn't dare undertake a new reckless adventure when the last one went so badly.
I sure hope that Congress realizes that the American people are no longer naive about Bu$hCo's vanity war. I was having a relatively quiet evening here in coldH2Oland. Damn that Shutterwi, damn him. My emphasis.