Posted date: June 1, 2018
Good article, but he erroneously lays blame on the Generals. Generals do not make policy, they enforce policy by orders of the President. The Presidents cabinet and advisers make policy, not the Generals and Trump is surrounded by rabid neocons. There are many reasons why the Generals do not want a war with Iran: Iran is not a threat to us; Iran has no strategic importance for us; the cost in soldiers lives and hardware would be unacceptable and staggering; it would greatly increase the real risk of a nuclear war; the military is not prepared for such a war in such a short time period and that is a crucial factor America has to bring the war to them and that is another crucial factor; we will win, but it would be a Pyrrhic victory. This war would be a war for Israel, but only our soldiers would die, not theirs. Israel has brought this Nation and the world to the precipice of destruction. Time to walk away.