Iran War Watch 10/28/07

Time: Iran war drumbeat grows louder

“It looks like a slow-motion train wreck,” said Barbara Slavin, author of a new book, Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation. “Neither side is willing to back down and the chances for conflict are growing over the nuclear program and Iran’s support for U.S. adversaries in the Middle East.”

Moon of Alabama suggests that since Iranian supreme leader Khamenei and former president Khatami are now openly criticizing Ahmedinjad, perhaps the Iranian power elite will simply replace him, thus defusing the crisis, at least temporarily.