Monday, January 17, 2005

You Cannot Be Serious

Way back in the glory days of the election season, I wrote a short post explaining to Glenn Reynolds and Jonah Goldberg that the reason we weren't focusing on toppling the Iranian regime is because we were--well, a bit distracted at the moment by that other "I" country in the region.

But, ask, and ye shall receive. CNN reports that the US is gearing up to possibly attack Iran. Because when one war isn't enough, two are just right...

Don't get me wrong, I'm fully aware of the danger Iran poses to the United States. In fact, I'd argue that they are more dangerous than Iraq ever was--or had the potential to be. However, as Donald Rumsfeld so aptly reminds us, "you go to war with the army you have, not the one you wish you had." And we don't have an army anymore, or at least not one that isn't tied up in current combat environments. There simply aren't enough troops left in our reserve to launch ANOTHER front in the war on terror (hell, there are barely enough troops to win the war we're conducting now).

Frankly, I don't think this is going to happen. Even Kos is skeptical. But still, with the old neo-cons still running the ballgame, you gotta wonder if they might just be serious.

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