Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Preparations for war advance - Col. Sam Gardiner. The above is a PDF file.
Matthew argues that the people who lied us into Iraq can't be that crazy - can they?
As a serious wargamer myself, I will say that the neocons want to bomb Iraq so bad they can taste it. I suspect the lesson they have learned from the recent Lebanese war is that no one in the United States media cares if you destroy all the bridges, airports, pipelines, ports, powerplants, etc. in a county while pursuing your "limited military objectives." Even if they can only damage less than 50% of Iran's nuclear facilities, the economic damage to Iran provides its own justification.
ADDED - My poll .
The US will attack Iran:
Before November - 26%
Before January - 4%
Before next April - 4%
Before next September - 2%
Before Bush's term is up - 43%
Not in the forseeable future. - 17%.