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I have to agree. They gamed war with Iran a lot of times already and never liked what came out of it. See Laura Rozen, excerpting Newsweek here.

Relevant quote:

But America certainly could do it--and has given the idea some serious thought. "The U.S. capability to make a mess of Iran's nuclear infrastructure is formidable," says veteran Mideast analyst Geoffrey Kemp. "The question is, what then?" NEWSWEEK has learned that the CIA and DIA have war-gamed the likely consequences of a U.S. pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. No one liked the outcome. As an Air Force source tells it, "The war games were unsuccessful at preventing the conflict from escalating.

So if they attack Iran anyway, that's a sure sign of delusion.

And if the conflict escalates, it can quickly become possible that the US will use tactical nukes, if they don't do it on first strike already.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 05:36:59 PM EST
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"The war games were unsuccessful at preventing the conflict from escalating.

Hmmm there's several meanings in that phrase.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 05:42:35 PM EST
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