"Fixed targets are hopelessly vulnerable to precision bombing, and with stealth bombers even a robust air defense system doesn't make much difference," said Richard Perle,(1) a leading neoconservative.
Regarding the recent, July 12 Israeli- Lebanon conflict.
"If they had acted against Syria during this last kerfuffle, the war might have ended more quickly and better," Perle added. "Syrian military installations are sitting ducks and the Syrian air force could have been destroyed on the ground in a couple of days."
I regard this last statement as pure neocon delusion (bulls..t) since the most vaunted military in the world, the IDF, had only limited success against the well fortified and dug-in Hezbollah whose war plan was directed by Syria. The Syrians aren't that stupid and neither are a few awake Americans!
If Syria, Iran is bombed or invaded a beehive of Moslem hate will erupt. China will back Iran and Russia will back Syria. Terrorism will visit our shores. The genie of World War III will come out of the bottle. Look at the civil war in Iraq and now the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan. What have we gained? Moslem hate! All of those innocent American sons and daughters killed for naught. I for one will never let my son be cannon fodder for this folly.
Rumsfeld and fellow neocons went into Iraq thinking it to be a cakewalk even cutting troop levels before the invasion with no plan for control of the country after the war.
Mr. Perle, what is your plan once you have let the genie out of the bottle? Is it to restart the draft?
Bring our sons and daughters home now to defend our southern border!
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(1)Richard Perle, known in Washington circles as the "Prince of Darkness" is associated with the American Enterprise Institute and theProject for the New American Century, both of which have been prominent behind-the-scenes architects of the Bush administration's foreign policy, in particular its push for war with Iraq.