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originally posted by: paraphi
Actually, from the allies side, WW2 was run by politicians - even when the US joined. The difference was that it was all-out war, with the military given lee-way and the means to do the job.
originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
a reply to: CharlesT
I think you've hit on the warhawk's conundrum.
On the one hand, they have to convince people that Iran is an immediate threat that has to be dealt with now, like North Korea was last year.
On the other hand, they want to assure the people that any conflict would be over quickly and be as bloodless as possible because they are no match for us.
Both statements can't be true, but they can both be false.