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Monday, February 26, 2007

In Case You Missed This on Sunday

posted by on February 26 at 16:01 PM

From the Times of London:

SOME of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources.

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Posted by monkey | February 26, 2007 4:12 PM

Oh, how I would like for it to come to this. I want to see the fucker go for it, and be challenged. I want to see this President go down on national TV.

Posted by Fnarf | February 26, 2007 4:20 PM

It's Bunker Mentality in the Red House right now ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 26, 2007 4:25 PM

I like the sound of the Generals telling The President to fuck off but… I imagine the scenario would go something more like: Generals quietly resign, maybe go on talk shows, maybe write Op-Ed pieces for the NYT. The Administration says they were good men, but they had to go as they didn’t comprehend how important war with Iran is to protecting our freedoms ™. Younger, less experienced, torture lovers get promoted to the General positions. War in Iran makes Iraq look like Sunday School.

But I'm a pessimist.

Posted by The_Pope_Of_Chili_Town | February 26, 2007 5:00 PM

Sadly Bush is the Commander in Chief, and what he says goes in the military. If someone won't push the button, he'll be excused so the next guy can.

Posted by John | February 26, 2007 5:14 PM

A kind of chain-of-command Tiananmen Square.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | February 26, 2007 6:12 PM

I'm with the Pope @4, the machine's far too big for a handful of generals to stop it rolling. Bush--sorry--Cheney probably wants to leave a right mess for the Democrat that follows him.

Posted by treacle | February 26, 2007 10:15 PM

@4, sadly, is right. Cheney and Bush are far right.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 26, 2007 11:39 PM

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