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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
The Arabs do not see the world as you two do. The y do not see strength as a bully, they see it as power and everyone knows not to piss on a power outlet. They do not see compassion or the lack of willingness to go to war as anything but weakness. That is why we have been attacked - we appear castrated. Liberalism made us look like a bunch of weak guys in skirts, and this appearance got us hit. This general appears to learn from experience and wishes to make the proper sounds. Maybe others could learn from experience.
I don't think US needs to show how bad it is, it already has shown its true colors when invaded Iraq. Right?
Abizaid reaffirms this message stating "We can generate more military power per square inch than anybody else on Earth, and everybody knows it.
Originally posted by Murcielago
The biggest thing I have against us taking on Iran is MONEY, Its true that Iraq is costing us a lot of money, but if we did Air strike only campaign it would hardly cost anything, the whole operation would be under double digit billions.
Edit: I agree with TrueAmerican
[edit on 29-11-2004 by Murcielago]
And what do you think we should do with Iran after our military intervention?
Even in full gear the US warmachine stand not an ounce of a chance against a really powerful country like Iran.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
I think the General is saying to any country that is thinking of making a move due to a "perceived" weakness of the US military, in its currently "scattered and deployed" state, should really think again. I do believe he is right, but as stated above, only to a point. My bigger concern still remains: escalation.