I have a better idea

Here's a little news for you that I'm sure they accidentally forgot to report on World News Tonight:
Some senior US military commanders are prepared to resign if President Bush orders a military strike against Iran, a new report says.

“There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” The Sunday Times quoted Monday a source with close ties to British intelligence .

“There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible,” the source added.

If proven true a revolt on such a scale would be unprecedented because 'American generals usually stay and fight until they get fired,” said a Pentagon source.

Robert Gates, the defense secretary, has repeatedly warned against striking Iran and is believed to represent the view of his senior commanders.

Iran has announced that in face of any aggression it will respond like a 'tsunami'.
How about if, instead of quitting, they stayed and said, "NO." Wouldn't it be better to stay and defy the psychopaths? Because if they just up and leave, Bush will find some other underlings to step forward, take their places, and carry out the orders. If they stay, on the other hand, what's Bush going to do about it?

You know, we have long passed the point where symbolic gestures like resignations have the power to stop the crazy psychopathic behavior of our insane leaders. It takes more than that. It takes active resistance. I appreciate the Generals' alarm, but they need to care less about preserving the niceties of military protocol and more about the niceties of preserving a semi-habitable planet.


malcontent said...

That would leave America one breath shy of a de facto military coup d'etat, no?

No wonder this administration is so focused on martial law and suppressing the Posse Comitatus Act and habeus corpus, etc.

It also should give us pause as citizens that privatizing our military via Blackwater and their ilk will offer a viable adversary to any rogues in the officer corps that decide the Iran invasion is illegal.

A. Peasant said...

Yes, you know you are in deep doo doo when a military coup d'etat seems preferably to psychopath president. I agree.

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