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Reader comment on item: The Mystical Menace of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Submitted by Rob Arsenault (United States), Jan 15, 2006 at 14:14

One small point for anyone wondering if the U.S. military is currently stretched too thin to carry out an attack on Iran: unlike in Iraq & Afghanistan, where the whole idea was to remove and replace governments perceived to be a threat to the U.S., in Iran the sole objective would be to remove the nuclear capability. Therefore, no invasion or ground force necessary, just a series of airstrikes, and there aren't many dogfights occupying the USAF in the skies of Afghanistan & Iraq these days.
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