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Reader comment on item: About Those Iraqi WMD

Submitted by yuval brandstetter MD (Israel), Apr 25, 2006 at 16:08

Despite American prowess at straight-forward military action, it is not this action which wins todays wars. The war in Iraq is not about who uses artillery and air-support better. It is about who has the greater stamina to live through a protracted war of attrition. Looking back to Vietnam, Somalia, Lebanon, it is fair to say the Americans do not have the stamina, and have no idea how to win this kind of war. In fact, they are lying to themselves almost as convincingly as Bagdhad Bob.

All of which bespeaks very poorly regrading American committments, and the ability to deliver them. Which means that the credence Israeli peaceniks give to International Forces, i.e. American forces, is way over-estimated.

Rather than leaving Iraq with the proverbial tail betaween their legs it behooves the Americans to declare a victory over the scion of the Nazi Baath, alloow the Iraquis to settle their own differences, and go for the much greater concern. Nuclear Iran. Now that is a worthy challenge, suitably circumscribed, amenable to air-power and special forces, without the toll of forcing Islamics to don the mantle of Democracy.


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