- Sep 23, 2005
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- Political Leaning
Kandahar said:That's ridiculous. We overthrew the Taliban regime in a few days time, and we toppled Saddam's regime in about five weeks. Even if Iran's military strength is a LITTLE bit more than those, it's not THAT much more.
You're comparing apples to oranges. Insurgencies are harder to deal with by their very nature, because you can be attacked at any time. Fighting against the military of another government is much easier, and is what American troops are generally trained to do.
That's not to say that the Iraq insurgency wouldn't spread to Iran, because it almost certainly would. But claiming that an irrational third-world government with no international backing can defeat the American military is absolutely crazy.
Why would they be more likely to pursue WMDs if they saw what happened when Iran pursued WMDs?
That proves my point. North Korea had WMDs and it was not attacked. Iraq did not have WMDs and it was attacked. Iran therefore concluded that they wouldn't be attacked if they obtained WMDs. We need to show them, and other would-be rogue states, that pursuing WMDs will have consequences.
What is with your obsession with the draft? NO ONE wants a draft, not the American people, not the politicians, not the soldiers, not the military leaders. It's not even DESIRABLE from a military perspective.
More nonsense. Israel and the US are liberal democracies that are routinely held accountable for their actions, not fundamentalist theocracies led by people who believe it is their duty to bring about the apocalypse. Who says we don't have any right to tell them they can't have nukes, just because we do? Do you really think that Iran would abandon its nuclear program if the US and Israel abandoned theirs? You're an ideologue.
Kandahar, you live in a fantasy land man. You are applying double standards and you talk about the US and Israel as the perfect saint countries. That's not true and accountability doesn't always happen in the US or Israel. You remind me of these people that say they hate us because we are so great and perfect. I hate to break the news to you, but the US is not perfect nor saintly and I also hate to break reality to you, that the all volunteer US military can only do so much and that US power does have it's limits. You want something for nothing and that just isn't going to happen. You want to be able to eat your cake and ice cream both, but that isn't going to happen either. You can't win a war simply because you have better technology or a professional army, sometimes the enemy has the advantage of having the moral high ground and that goes a long way, because they will be fighting from their hearts and the heart is a very tough thing to beat even for a well built up professional army. Your views and approach to dealing with Iran will only bring more problems, stability and likely a US defeat. The US would likely get bogged down in a guerrilla war like it is currently in Iraq and eventually, the US military will get grinded down and will have to leave Iran while on the same token creating an environment which strengthens terrorism and the possibility of nuclear war.