Skip to comments.America's Strong Hand in Dealing with the Mullahs
Posted on 09/06/2006 3:19:23 PM PDT by Oklahoma
A dangerous fatalism has gripped too many people with regard to the threat posed by Irans nuclear weapons program. America holds much better cards than the mullahs. We have let ourselves be spooked for far too long. History is full of instances that instruct us in the dangers of wallowing in pessimism.
General Abel D. Streight plumbed the low point of his life in the spring of 1863. His cavalry raid into Alabama got off to a good start, but then he came to the attention of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a nightmare situation for anyUnion horseman. A four-day series of running battles followed, stretching right across the northern tier of Alabama into Georgia.
At last, on May 3rd, his exhausted horses and men able to go no further, Streight watched in despair as dozens of Confederate artillery batteries rolled past two hills flanking his position. He surrendered shortly afterward, to discover that hed heavily outnumbered Forrest all along (Forrest was forced to draft local civilians to guard his prisoners), and that the vast array of Confederate artillery was a single battery trundled repeatedly over the same spot.
The point of this story is: never allow your opponent all the aces. Dont assume that the odds are on his side, that he outnumbers you, can outfight you, that theres no such thing as bad luck in his corner. The iron laws of war the risk factors that make it such a perilous enterprise in the first place apply to both sides.
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And never trust an irrational man to respond to rational dialogue. Sanctions are worthless against Iran's "leadership".
Why do they continue to knuckle to the radical mullahs? Why not just kill them first and put a stop to the BS?
Wait till the DEMs get into office! They will show them a thing or two!
Ok, quit laughing now!
I apologize for posting an article already in the forums. When I did a search for J R Dunn before posting it didn't show up.
--I thought it deserved a repost--just thought I'd add the previous commentary--