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To: tonycavanagh; snowrip
You are missing the point. It not the "Defeatism" people object to, it the screaming hysterical NONSENSE for this Murtha style attack. We have ample force surge to meet any additional theats (Iran, North Korea etc). When are the Press types and retired talking heads going to wake up? We are at war. We cannot cling to these peace time notions of 1/3 up, 2/3s back. The threat is NOW in the ME NOT what may happen in NK or else where. As the Army Secretary pointed out last week, it would be unpleasant but doable. The US Military is NOT "Stretched to the breaking point". That is stupid propaganda from people grinding a political ax. If you people REALLY think this nonsense is serious, how do you EVER expect to fight a real war???? Basically all the Navy, except the Marines and Seals, and most of the Air Force, are sitting around training. We have stretched forth the smallest finger of US Power and the world should be praying we don't REALLY get pissed at any of them and take the gloves off.

Personally, I would like to see us add 4 more active duty Army divisions, 2 more Marine Division and a whole butt load more SOF forces. They are moving that way but it takes time and money to get there.

The danger of this "stretch to the breaking point" talk is, like the rabid defeatism of the American Left and our Junk Journalists, it encourages foes like NK or Iran to make massive miscalculations that WILL lead to war! Reagan once said some thing like this ....OF the 4 wars that have broken out in my lifetime, NONE where started because the USA was too strong militarily.

It is always better for us if our foes OVERESTIMATE our abilities.

Given the rabidly stupid things Iran is currently doing, it seems obvious that they have seriously miscalculated the offensive power of the USA. They really believe we are militarily and politically bogged down in Iraq. Iran may be making one of the greatest strategic blunders ever made by any nation.

Problem is some of our people will have to die in teaching them the error of their ways. I personally would rather avoid paying that price if possible.

14 posted on 01/25/2006 8:30:18 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: MNJohnnie

>>>Reagan once said some thing like this ....OF the 4 wars that have broken out in my lifetime, NONE where started because the USA was too strong militarily.<<<

My point exactly; however, I believe it is better to BE strong than to APPEAR strong.


18 posted on 01/25/2006 8:49:59 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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