TO THE EDITOR: What should we do to ensure victory for democracy in Iraq?Where to begin with this gem? I bet using nukes in the Middle East would make this guy feel like a real man.
As a historian and student of military science, I believe we must first give Gen. Petraeus the full amount of time he was promised to deliver an interior report. Namely, Sept. 15 and not one day sooner.
In war, timing is everything. No report can be valid before its time. Secondly, I believe he should then be given at least six months until March 15, 2008, before he be required to produce a final report.
As of April 1, 2008, (two weeks for presidential consideration and digestion of the report) and not one day sooner the commander-in-chief should make a decision of direction based on the contents of that final report.
As I see it there would be two options for the commander at that time and both are very scary.
Option Number 1 would be a removal of all gloves on both American and Pakistani forces including the use of nuclear weapons after granting al-Qaida and the Taliban and their military hardware supplies (Iran) and all safe haven supporters, to surrender their weapons and for Iran to open her entire country for full international inspection of both above ground and below ground facilities without any police or coalition inhibition within 30 days or suffer any consequence. Pakistan will choose the target. America and Pakistan will enforce this total war.
Option Number 2 would be an announcement of absolute borer (sic) security in Iraq for up to 10 years with only voluntary re-enlisted personnel to be expected to stay at only specific Iraqi invitation.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Use Nukes in the Middle East
A letter to the editor in todays Plattsburgh Press Republican: