Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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No act of aggression by itself will do much but entertain you guys who think the Wild, Wild, Wild, Wild West was historically accurate. We have astounding capabilities to wreak havoc on their shipping. So what? That does not preclude nut job Kim from doing something to wreak havoc on our economic system, something that, in case you are not really up to date, is likely easier to destroy these days than it was before W got into office. Apparently one of those side effects of all that spending on the Iraq invasion and aftermath of implementing a "no-plan" plan to occupy the place once the highest order goal to achieve in two POTUS terms, Saddam being deposed, was achieved.
In this case it would behoove us to have a carefully thought out response that brings about a positive conclusion to the reign of Kim whatever his name is, and not another horrendous fiasco we can neither afford, or control.
Why is it that unleashing the military is somehow a good idea, even when we have some hard lessons learned in Vietnam, and now Iraq, that they are good at certain jobs pertaining mostly to military objectives, and they suck at other jobs, like those that pertain to diplomacy and administration of humanitarian functions. And they are not the planners of policy. I find the ease with which you advocate military action in light of how poorly they end up performing when civilians send them to implement half baked policy initiatives amazing, and how you hold the ones responsible for such actions in the civilian branch pretty much free of any responsibility for the failures.
So what that we could sink a ship of theirs in an instant? What next? Why is what is next not important to ponder, before you make it inevitable?