Saturday :: Feb 24, 2007

US Generals Against Iran Attack

by Mary

The Sunday Times is reporting that some of the most senior military Generals will quit if Bush orders an attack on Iran.

Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack.

"There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran," a source with close ties to British intelligence said. "There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible."

A British defence source confirmed that there were deep misgivings inside the Pentagon about a military strike. “All the generals are perfectly clear that they don’t have the military capacity to take Iran on in any meaningful fashion. Nobody wants to do it and it would be a matter of conscience for them.

"There are enough people who feel this would be an error of judgment too far for there to be resignations."

Two Pentagon leaders who have made it clear they will not go along with a second fraudulent run-up to war are General Pace who publicly debunked the so-called evidence that Iran was behind the worst bombs in Iraq and the new Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates.

The report says that the Navy is very aware that the situation is dangerous and are being very careful not to exacerbate things. However, I found this part worrying.

The US air force is regarded as being more willing to attack Iran. General Michael Moseley, the head of the air force, cited Iran as the main likely target for American aircraft at a military conference earlier this month.

Knowing how deeply the religious right has infiltrated the Air Force, is it possible that General Moseley is one of the true believers ready to bring about the end-times? Oh please, can we start impeachment proceedings against Bush and Cheney now?

Addendum: Seymour Hersh is reporting things are in place for an attack on Iraq Iran 24 hours after Bush's order. So how did we find ourselves with such insane leaders?

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