This is almost the exact opposite of the early 60s when the Pentagon gave Kennedy advice that would have led to a nuclear war if followed and the president chose sanity, peace, and patience instead. The soviet union eventually imploded on its own. The Islamic revolution in Iran was on its way to doing the same since the novelty of a religious state has worn thin with older folks, and kids born since the revolution had no use for it in the first place.
But when Bush put our troops two of Iran's borders, it had a similar effect that 9/11 had on us. We ignored the flaws of our cruel, retarded, supposedly religious, profoundly greedy and corrupt and united around him for a time. Iran has done the same (in fairness, I don't know if their president and mullahs are retarded or greedy).
The Sunday TimesFULL TEXT:
February 25, 2007
US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack
Michael Smith and Sarah Baxter, Washington
“There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” a source with close ties to British intelligence said. “There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible.”
A British defence source confirmed that there were deep misgivings inside the Pentagon about a military strike. “All the generals are perfectly clear that they don’t have the military capacity to take Iran on in any meaningful fashion. Nobody wants to do it and it would be a matter of conscience for them.
“There are enough people who feel this would be an error of judgment too far for there to be resignations.”
A generals’ revolt on such a scale would be unprecedented. “American generals usually stay and fight until they get fired,” said a Pentagon source. Robert Gates, the defence secretary, has repeatedly warned against striking Iran and is believed to represent the view of his senior commanders.
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