Well, I appreciate this attempt to delineate what would happen should "we" attack Iran with bombs and soldiers. This is something that the neocons have not informed us about, so as responsible citizens we should be doing the thinking for them and for ourselves. One letter-writer stated that the threat from Iran will be ongoing and that the need for a possible invasion by American soldiers should remain a possibility sometime in the future. He hasn't tried to look into the content of the author's analysis.
You have to take the scenario on three levels. Strategically, there will be international repercussions, politically and economically. Tactically, it will be easy to bomb Iran with stealth weapons, but a larger-scale bombing campaign would be more vulnerable to the Iranian air defense. Tactically, it would be absurd to ask Americans to foot-soldier into Iran, a death march. Anyone with a pea brain can see this. Morally, it is tragic to kill others when there is no good reason.
The density of the American public is more profound than anywhere in the so-called civilized world. Unless we set limits on our compulsive militarism, we will all have to suffer the consequences.
Personally, I will continue to pay my taxes and work toward a change in policies. It sucks.
St. Petersburg, FL
Dec 13 2007 - 11:35am