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We’ve expected this for some time, but it appears that John Bolton may know whereof he speaks. An attack on Iran may be in the works before the next president takes office:

Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen leaves Tuesday night on an overseas trip that will take him to Israel, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin. The trip has been scheduled for some time but U.S. officials say it comes just as the Israelis are mounting a full court press to get the Bush administration to strike Iran’s nuclear complex.

CBS consultant Michael Oren says Israel doesn’t want to wait for a new administration.

Rumors of an attack on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant flew around the trading floors this morning, pushing oil futures over $138 a barrel. Unsubstantiated reports from some corners of the alternative media suggest that a nuclear war nearly broke out last Friday afternoon before cooler heads in D.C. and Moscow prevailed. Bear in mind — pun intended — that Russia provided a lot of the technical know-how and the nuclear fuel at Bushehr.

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