Friday, October 12, 2007
NAME: yeah like Duh..real political styles
OK OK, not to get too terribly heavy or anything, but I just found out that Former 4star general Wesley Clarke has written a memoir, "A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country",about his days of military service, running for president and what not. Clarke says that just weeks after the 9/11 attacks plans were already being constructed under the the direction of the Office of the Secretary of Defense(sigh old Don Rumsfield he does have the best steely, squinty eyed glare like ever)to pretty much take over/liberate/help with a regime change for 7 different middle eastern countries in the next 5 years. Starting with Iraq and ending with Iran. Well if that's true we're a bit off schedule. I mean really how are we gonna go and duke it out with a people in the desert who have been duking it out in the desert since the time of Mesopotamia with that much accuracy in that little a time? Clarke also writes that since the end of the Gulf War in 1991, the regret of Leaving Saddam in power has been softened by the fact that since our cold war relationship with Russia has warmed its possible to use the US military with impunity cause our comrades won't block us.
So the quest for a US controlled or at least US approved middle east is not new. We just seem to be too arrogant, stupid or inexperienced with dessert combat to make it happen,but that don't mean we won't stop trying.