Sunday, February 25, 2007

Generals ready to resign over Iran

The Times of London is reporting on dissent at the top over the White House's increasingly disturbing stance on Iran.
“There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” a source with close ties to British intelligence said. “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.”
This is big. Generals don't resign lightly after spending a lifetime working to achieve their rank and it certainly belies Bush's oft repeated assurances that he is listening to his military commanders in plotting strategy. Coupled with Cheney's recent belligerent remarks about leaving all options on the table that heavily imply an airstrike is imminently possible, Defense Secretary Gates assurances that we are not planning to attack Iran ring even more hollow.

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