Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Iraq to Iran

From one completely abysmal failure to another completely abysmal failure. Fancy that. Should I expect something different from this White House? Worst. Administration. Ever.

From The Times (UK):

THE Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert.

Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center, said last week that US military planners were not preparing for “pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “They’re about taking out the entire Iranian military,” he said.

Debat was speaking at a meeting organised by The National Interest, a conservative foreign policy journal. He told The Sunday Times that the US military had concluded: “Whether you go for pinprick strikes or all-out military action, the reaction from the Iranians will be the same.” It was, he added, a “very legitimate strategic calculus”.

This plan makes Shock and Awe shit its pants. I honestly can't believe they are trying to pull this shit off. I don't know what Bush is ever actually thinking about, so my shock is really self-contained. I feel like everyone else has just sort of started to go along with it.