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Sunday Times: “The Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert. Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center, said last week that US military planners were not preparing for ‘pinprick strikes’ against Iran’s nuclear facilities. ‘They’re about taking out the entire Iranian military,’ he said.”

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  1. We also have plans for taking out China, Russia, and the UK, among others. The practice of planning for hypothetical wars against major powers dates back to the 1920’s, when the War Department knew the World War would have a sequel. I believe the US even showed Britain its plans for a theoretical US-UK conflict when the smart money went on Germany starting another war.

    That said, while the hardliners are fleeing the Titanic that is the Bush 43 administration, I still worry that Li’l Bush is just spiteful enough to start a war with Iran in the final year of his presidency just to screw over the next guy.

    They should impeach both Bush and Cheney for the simple fact that he makes me pine for Nixon. Even the ghost of Nixon is squicked by that idea.

  2. Agressions against Iran will signal the end for the US in much the same way that the war against Afghanistan signalled the end for the USSR.

  3. Is the “grand plan” to turn Iran into another Iraq? (An anarchy with weapons of mass destruction, for a change…)

    It’s almost enough to make me miss the Cold War.
    Almost.

  4. Unfortuantely, I’ve been reading similar rumblings all week, and I’m getting a very bad feeling.

    You know how screwed up things are? A couple weeks ago I read that Rice wanted to designate the entire Iranian Republican Guard as a terrorist organization. Why would anyone do something so crazy as this? Apparently, it was an attempt to pacify Cheney, who is agitating for straight-out war.

    That, my friend, is fucked.

  5. England? Jim, they’re Double A minor league.

    Now Canada; those are the bastards to watch out for. They sent us Celine Deion so they’re already beyond the pale.

    But rest assured we have a plan to take them out as well.

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