Word. Wars are always short … until they begin

November 15, 2002 – Rumsfeld: It Would Be A Short War

There will be no World War III starting with Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld declared Thursday, and rejected concerns that a war would be a quagmire.

“The idea that it’s going to be a long, long, long battle of some kind I think is belied by the fact of what happened in 1990,” he said on an Infinity Radio call-in program.

He said the U.S. military is stronger than it was during the Persian Gulf War, while Iraq’s armed forces are weaker.

Five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that,” he said. “It won’t be a World War III.”

April 8, 2015 – Tom Cotton: Bombing Iran Would Take “Several Days,” Be Nothing Like Iraq War

Sen. Tom Cotton says bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities would take several days and be nothing like Iraq War. … Cotton said any military action against Iran would not be like the Iraq War and would instead be similar to 1999’s Operation Desert Fox, a four-day bombing campaign against Iraq ordered by President Bill Clinton. … “It would be something more along the lines of what President Clinton did in December 1998 during Operation Desert Fox. Several days air and naval bombing against Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction facilities for exactly the same kind of behavior. …”

Source: Moon Of Alabama


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2 responses to “Word. Wars are always short … until they begin

  1. The young Senator Cotton shows his naivete, despite being an Iraq War veteran and Harvard Law School graduate, and narrow focus when it comes to a full comprehension of the Middle East. If Senator Cotton were so “concerned” about the ME he would propose hearings before relevant Senate committees, including representatives from every nation there, to discover the real roots of historic violence and potential peaceful resolution.


    • That would be a sane approach, rather than sabre-rattling based on no actual fact or evidence whatsoever. Every intelligence agency, including Mossad, has admitted that they have no evidence whatsoever that Iran has any ambition other than what their representatives have time and time again presented. It is the US that has an overwhelming monopoly of nuclear weapons, no?

      As for Cotton, for this Canadian, he seems to have come out of nowhere. Is Harvard Law School these days a credential of intelligence?


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