Ok: think about this. I've been following the discussion at EW's place, and it speaks to deBeaxOs's cui bono question.
Think about BushCo foreign-policy obsessions. First up, Iran, right? Forget nucular programs -- Iran has oil -- right? And then pretty high on the list after Iran, there's Venezuela. Forget a demonized Chavez -- Venezuela has ... oil -- right? And if you're going to make things complicated with Iran, you need Venezuela as fallback, right?
There has already been a highly suspect adventure along the Colombia-Venezuela border. Iran is being set up by special ops from several directions.
Possible scenario: they wait until after the elections. If McCain wins, they don't have to move right away, but if Obama wins, both the Iranians and the Venezuelans might be in trouble.
Makes sense to me -- well, I mean, it doesn't make humane sense; it is fiendish. But it makes Cheney sense.