Reid: No Good Military Options on Iran
by Chris Bowers, Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:14:50 AM EDT
"Our not being involved diplomatically in trying to solve the situation in Iran shows the Bush failure in foreign policy there and elsewhere." And he said the U.S. has no military option in Iran.
"We don't have the resources to do it" because of the ongoing war in Iraq," he said.
On Wednesday, Republican National Committee spokesman Tucker Bounds said the president has not ruled out military action in Iran. Apart from the fact that threatening to nuke a country that hasn't attack you is insane and exactly the sort of reckless action we fear from a country like, say, North Korea, the number one reason why there are no good military options in Iran is because Bush and company are still in charge of the military. How can anyone trust Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice to make the right decisions with our military anymore? The same group that brought you the disaster in Iraq now wants to bring you into an even bigger war. Iran is much more ethnically and culturally homogenous than Iraq, and has three times the population. Even apart form the insanity of using nukes or trusting Bush, the idea that an invasion and occupation of Iran would ever be "successful" is insane. No country on Earth has the capability to invade, conquer, and impose their will on the Iranian populace.
Harry Reid deserves our support for this. While much of the House and Senate caucus are still repeating the horrible "all options remain on the table" line, Reid has stepped up and pointed out the obvious. There are no good military options on Iran. The country needs to know that a Democratic congress will not give Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice the authority to bring our military into another war.