Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Something I Mentioned Over at Kos

...that I thought I should mention here as well. This is NOT going to start as a ground war. Nope, no way. The AEI crowd aren't that dumb. It's going to be sold as a bloodless aerial offensive.

(Shock 'n Awe 2: Shock Harder)

That's how you get Congress on board. Everybody loves an air war: it looks so pretty, planes all whooshing around, pretty explosions, neat-o pictures of missiles going into ventilation shafts and the like. Sell the Iranian conflict as an air war, and you're golden.

Of course, it won't work. It's not supposed to work. What it's supposed to do is provoke the Iranians into a response on the ground, whether using terrorist proxies or actual troops. That will provide the justification they need to have the war on the ground that they actually want.

And then, of course, you get Quagmire 2. But by then, it's too late, isn't it? Like Hillary is going to pull out and catch the blame.

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