Should get interesting when 350,000 Irani army members come swarming across the border into Iraq as a counterpunch.
This is why you don’t start frivolous wars, so you’re ready and able to fight the ones that matter. I don’t necessarily have a problem taking out Iran’s nuclear facilities, but for one itty bitty catch. Iran’s army was half a world away, now it’s literally on our border (i.e., Iraq).
There’s just so much wrong with this post from the normally excellent AmericaBlog. Invading based on claims of WMD is what got the US into the Iraq War quagmire. And, of course, all those claims were made-up lies. You think it’ll be any different with Iran?
AmericaBlog also seems to say it’s ok for the US to invade countries at will, but maybe y’know, just do it in a kinder, gentler, more sensible way. An odd view for a progressive blog to take, and just more of the imperialist mindset that got the US into Iraq in the first place.
Plus, Iran isn’t "literally on our border." It is on the border of Iraq, a country we invaded based on lies. To say it is somehow "our" border gives legitimacy to the invasion and simply isn’t true.
From Der Spiegel
Is Washington planning a Military Strike?
Recent reports in the German media suggest that the United States may be preparing its allies for an imminent military strike against facilities that are part of Iran’s suspected clandestine nuclear weapons program.
The attack, if it comes, will probably start with a missile strike on Iran’s alleged nuke facilities, and I’ll bet it will be launched by the US proxy in the Middle East, Israel.