Maybe Skippy the Amazing Wonderdog has moved into his little tin foil house and is now picking up alien signals through his rabies tag but you know? He just may have something here.
It's possible -- even likely -- that Seymour Hersh's New Yorker nightmare, in which he reveals the Bush administration's fascination with a nuclear option for Iran, is simply a case of media manipulation.
With a few carefully planned leaks -- bearing in mind that all leaks should be presumed official leaks -- you put in play the idea that the administration is planning to nuke Iran. And then, with your official administration hat on, you get to say that you won't rule it out, while at the same time you don't have to do anything as wildly irresponsible as threatening a nuclear first strike against a non-nuclear state with which you aren't at war.
Slick, that. And if Sy Hersh isn't looking in the mirror, feeling somewhat like a Montana rainbow trout that's just been released by a happy New York lawyer armed with a counterfeit Pale Evening Dun, then he's not as bright as you might think.
This is so twisted it could only come out of a mind like Karl Rove's -- and Skippy's of course.