"The resignation of Admiral William Fallon as US military commander in the Middle East probably signals a Bush Regime attack on Iran. Fallon said that there would be no US attack on Iran on his watch. As there was no reason for Fallon to resign, it is not farfetched to conclude that Bush has removed an obstacle to war with Iran. The US is already over stretched both militarily and economically. An attack on Iran is likely to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back." - Paul Craig Roberts(www.vdare.com/roberts/080313_dollar.htm) This could be the coup de grace of the Bush administration - the reduction of these United States to a second rate economic and military power.