Sunday, August 14, 2005
Double or nothing: Guardian military affairs writer says that war with Iran is on
If Bush thinks he can duplicate Clinton's feat of waging a pure air war, he's crazy. Yugoslavia during the 1990s was just under 40,000 square miles in size -- slightly larger than the state of Maine. Iran, on the other hand, is about 640,000 square miles, or the size of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California all rolled together. And the terrain is, shall we say, a good deal more challenging.
Reminds me: Clinton was forced to fight an air war solely because the Republican Congress of the time wouldn't authorize any serious troop committments to save people from genocidal maniacs, though these folks had no problem in 2002 allowing PNAC to use our troops to help Ahmed Chalabi topple Saddam and deliver Iraq into the hands of the Iranian mullahs -- the avoidance of which outcome was why we spent decades propping up Saddam in the first place. Oh, well.
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