Saturday, August 08, 2015

It's A Choice Between Guavas And Porcupines

... is kind of what I felt when I heard the President try to sell the Iran deal. His "choice between war and peace" rhetoric and straw men bore no resemblance to reality at all. It was gibberish.

How in the world would failing to submit to this surrender to Iran result in war? As far as I could tell, he was suggesting we would go to war with Iran without the treaty. With what and from where? Without bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, your only choice would be an amphibious landing from the Indian Ocean and then a long, slow grind northwards with supplies coming by sea. Since the US has nothing close to the number of ships, both warships and supply ships, necessary to do the job, any suggestion that we would attack Iran was pure fantasy.

Aside: This deal was signed as soon as he took all the troops out of Iraq. Without that as a staging base and launch point, there was no credible military threat to Iran and they knew it.

1 comment:

Trigger Warning said...

You misunderstand the meaning of the word "war", Sir.

The "war on women" is not giving them free contraceptives.

The "war on Iran" is not giving them $55 billion dollars.