Fool us once
We can't set a pullout deadline for Iraq, but a retired Air Force Lieutenant General sees a need for deadline for Iran:
But retired US Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney thinks otherwise. There is a good military solution to Iran's nukes but it requires courage and determination to act Mcinerney told Ynet in an interview.
"Courage and determination", or "total batpshitt insanity"? You make the call!
McInerney said Iran should be attacked by fall 2007 if diplomacy fails.
Of course assuming diplomacy has any chance in the first place.
He added that an aerial attack should be backed by a secret land operation aimed at deposing the Ayatollahs.
Don't worry - it'll work THIS time! Flowers, candy, loving Iranian greeting our troops liberating them from their oppressors - the whole shebang!
McInerney said a military operation against Iran should aim at destroying 1,500 targets within 24 to 36 hours, which would delay Iran's nuclear ambitions by at least five years.
He added that paralyzing the Iranian air force and the Shihab 3 missiles aimed at Israel would be among the goals of a US military offensive against Iran.
He said the Iranian Navy should also be destroyed to prevent Tehran from blocking the Persian Gulf.
Quick, find some food to rename, too - that's always a really effective strategy. Call it "Freedom Vintage" instead of "Shiraz wine", maybe.
Asked whether the exiled Iranian opposition is capable of governing Iran once the Ayatollahs are ousted, McInerney said the Iranian nation is divided and many citizens opposed to the Ayatollahs would attempt to take power.
After all, what's the fun of having a destabilized anarchic mess in only ONE country in the Middle East? Maybe, seeing as he's given up on Iraq, we can have Ralph Peters come up with a partition scheme for Iran as well.
He concluded that a diplomatic solution is preferable but without a serious military option in the cards, diplomacy would fail and the US should be ready to act.
Or we could just cut to the chase and start dropping bombs without all that boring messy whiny liberal feminized "diplomacy" crap. Whee!