Iraq was a cakewalk compared to Iran
16 years ago a bunch of dumbazzes came to power in DC and were obsessed from the start with regime change in Iraq. That didn't turn out well.
Geographically, population wise etc., Iran would be about 4X tougher. If you assume (and can't know for sure that it would have been enough) that the Shinseki/McCain opinion that it would take the commitment at least 250K troops for a number of years to assure success in Iraq then you'd better make it a million for Iran.
Nevertheless, most of the same ignorati would be all in as they were before, whilesimultaneously believing that the co-option of the MSM on Iraq proves that there is no such thing as truth.
Good news might be that I'm pretty sure that under the bluster and bullying Trump is a coward. Bad news- some of the people he's chosen to surround himself with are crazy dangerous.
Re: Iraq was a cakewalk compared to Iran
I think the big risk is who is whispering in the ear of the Republican leader.
Not sure he has much of a plan on his own but seems to swing radically depending on who last spoke to him.
On the subject
Paul Craig Roberts
Hopes for the Trump administration are not burning brightly. Trump’s military chief, Gen. Mattis, is turning out to be true to his “mad dog” nickname. He has just declared that Iran “is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.” https://sputniknews.com/politics/201702041050338034-mattis-iran-terrorism/
He has declared Russia to be the number one threat to the US.
He has threatened intervention in China’s territorial affairs.
I was wrong. I thought Gen. Mattis was a reasonable choice as he rejects the efficacy of torture, and, according to Trump, convinced Trump that “torture doesn’t work.” Apparently Mattis cannot reach beyond this realization to higher geo-political realizations. Trump needs to fire Mattis who has placed the Pentagon in the way of normal relations with Russia.
There is no evidence in the behavior of Iran, Russia, and China to support Gen.Mattis’ views. His definition of threat is the neoconservative one—a country capable of resisting US hegemony. This is a convenient threat for the military/security complex as it justifies an unlimited budget in order to prevail over such “threats.” It is this hegemonic impulse that is the source of terrorism.
If truth can be spoken, there are only two countries in the world with hegemonic aspirations—Israel and the US—and they are the sources of terrorism. Israel terrorizes Palestinians and has done so for about 70 years. The US terrorizes the rest of the world.
All known Muslim terrorists are creations of the US government. Al Qaeda was created by the Carter administration in order to confront the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan with jihadism. ISIS was created by the Obama/Hillary regime in order to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya and then was sent by the Obama/Hillary regime to overthrow Assad in Syria, as Trump’s national security advisor, Gen. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency revealed on TV. The Ukrainian neo-nazis assaulting the republics of Donetsk and Luhansk were also unleashed by the Obama/Hillary overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine. All terror is associated with Washington and Israel.
The fact of Washington’s overthrow of Ukraine’s government is incontestable; yet large numbers of brainwashed Americans think Russia invaded Ukraine, just as they believe the fake news that Iran is a terrorist state........