Seymour Hersh has written another explosive article in The New Yorker. Hersh claims that Bush administration officials say they were involved in “the planning of Israel’s retaliatory attacks” because Bush and Cheney “were convinced that a successful Israeli Air Force bombing campaign against Hezbollah’s heavily fortified underground-missile and command-and-control complexes in Lebanon could ease Israel’s security concerns and also serve as a prelude to a potential American preemptive attack to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations”.

Augustus Richard Norton, a professor of international relations and anthropology at Boston University, spoke about this issue on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Considering the Bush Administration’s extensive misinformation campaign in order to invade Iraq, and their stated mission to remake the Middle East, this doesn’t seem far fetched.