The Case for Invading Iran
by Guest Author at January 19, 2006 1:24 PM
by Thomas Holsinger
This is brilliant analysis of why we should invade Iran now. The comments for and against an invasion of Iran both show why we need to invade Iran now.
The comments against Iran invasion now or ever show why you don’t have time in war. After 9-11, Bush thought he had time. When you have the advantage, thinking you have time is your greatest enemy. You never have time in war. Its like the tortoise and the hare.
After 9-11, we needed to proceed at 2 to 3 countries per year. That included all those involved against us in 9-11, before 9-11, and afterwards. Those who have made war on Israel, India, etc. are guilty enough. That includes Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. We don’t need to wait for proof they attacked us or for them to attack us.
Bush didn’t want to cancel his tax cuts and increase the military. His father lost in 1992 after breaking his 1988 no new tax pledge. A speech writer put in a speech, “read my lips, no new taxes.” That speech writer, Peggy Noonan, has caused the victory of Political Islam. The West lost its best chance after 9-11 for a complete sweep of the Middle East and Pakistan.
We should have called in our NATO allies and said this is an attack on the US, you have to join. We should have increased the military by 2 million or more. In WWII, we won in 3 1/2 years from Pearl Harbor and had well over 10 million under arms with less than half the population.
In war, you have to win quick if you can. Not to do so is to “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.” That is what Bush did, because of a line in a speech in 1988.
The fault dear people is in ourselves, not in our leaders if we allow Iran to go nuclear. It is our civilization that is being destroyed. It is our defeat that is being snatched from the jaws of victory. We must speak up and demand victory now. We must demand it over all those who are against us, not just the two most remote countries.
In WWII we island hopped to the main enemy homelands, Japan and Germany. We invaded North Africa in 1942. We didn’t stop and nation build it. We went on to Germany as fast as we can.
Our Secretary of State didn’t say, you broke it you own it. That is leftist third world propaganda thinking. The US invaded North Africa in 1942. When did US troops leave North Africa? Its so unimportant, no one knows. That’s how important it was to stop and nation build Iraq and Afghanistan.
We needed to finish this war in 2002 and 2003. That includes Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Syria.
We think from the bottom up, 9-11, Iraq, Afghanistan, not the top down. Junior officers from Vietnam think at the village level. They think about tiger cages, prison snafus and abuses, booby traps on trails, disputes about medals, and the rest of the trivia.
We were attacked in 1979, in 1993 at WTC, in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, and the years since. That is funded and supplied out of the homelands listed above, above all Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran. They are at war with us. Going to the UN was a mistake in 2002. We need to achieve victory now. We can still add 2 million to the military and win it all in 2 years.
This is a war for our survival. Now is the time a military victory is possible. The best victories are military victories. They are at war to destroy us. They started in 622 AD. Their ideology is designed for the specific purpose of world conquest and occupation. We have to listen to them, not to PC nonsense. The time to fight wars is when we lose 200 battle phase deaths.
Junior officers in WWI learned the wrong lesson, don’t fight wars when you win at low cost. They could have stopped Hitler for 20,000 lives in 1933. Instead they lost 50 to 150 million starting 6 years later.
Junior officers from Vietnam have the same wrong lesson. Their thinking is at the level of the individual house, hut, and village. They have no concept of an enemy that desires world domination. That is our enemy today.
Junior officers from WWI couldn’t believe Hitler meant it when he said he wanted world domination. The same applies to our Vietnam era junior officers. The enemy said in 622 AD they wanted that and have repeated it over and over. Time to finish this off in the next 2 years.
The Atlantic Monthly | December 2004
“Will Iran Be Next?”
“Soldiers, spies, and diplomats conduct a classic Pentagon war game—with sobering results”
by James Fallows
This article is opinion, hypotheses and speculation. All other disclaimers apply.