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“There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” a source with close ties to British intelligence said. “There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible.”
A British defence source confirmed that there were deep misgivings inside the Pentagon about a military strike. “All the generals are perfectly clear that they don’t have the military capacity to take Iran on in any meaningful fashion. Nobody wants to do it and it would be a matter of conscience for them.
“There are enough people who feel this would be an error of judgment too far for there to be resignations.”
A generals’ revolt on such a scale would be unprecedented. “American generals usually stay and fight until they get fired,” said a Pentagon source. Robert Gates, the defence secretary, has repeatedly warned against striking Iran and is believed to represent the view of his senior commanders.
Originally posted by Mdv2
What possesses this president to push on with his plans. Almost the entire world now opposes an attack on Iran, the group of hardliners supporting this ridiculous possibility is shrinking (even on ATS, you can count them on one hand). If the military's top is losing faith in this war, who does Bush expects to fight over there? Cheney? Rove? Wolfowitch?
To me it's clear on what way we are and why Fema has been ordered to construct new detainment camps.