Originally Posted by bulletdodger
Sorry SJOHNSON, just addressing some Hal Lindsey stuff Musibike brought into the discussion. Let me wander back to the main topic by saying I think war is not an option on the table. Iraq and Afghanistan have our forces stretched out and demoralized. We can rattle our sabres and get together with other countries to impose sanctions. That's about it. We have been in this useless war in Iraq for so long, when a real threat finally comes up we haven't the will or the money to fight it. Iran is no pushover like Iraq was. Saddam's soldiers couldn't wait to surrender. Iran has religious fanatics that will cross any line to win. They would be fighting a defensive war with many friends in the area. Could make Viet nam look like a pleasant Sunday outing. Russia would see it as an opportunity to sell weapons as would China. Don't know how it will play out but we've got nothing to gain by it. No one will stop Iran from having nukes, just like no one stopped India and Pakistan. Or Israel for that matter.
The war would last 2 weeks......and we could do it in the morning.