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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    We already had plans and measures in place to invade Iraq - Sep 11 just happened to be a convenient means of gaining national support for what would have otherwise been unsupported - or even uneventful.
    Of course we had plans. We have lots and lots of plans. For everything.

    Would you want to pay for a military that did not plan? History shows that every nation had plans to cover a wide variety of contingencies. Some had plans for defense. Some for offense.

    Or are you one of the people who believe we should wait until an enemy hands us our head and then start to figure out out what we can do about it? I prefer to plan and adjust.

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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Exacta-mundo!

    And the defensive strategy used by Poland, Denmark and Norway.

    If the nations of Europe would have sunk more money into offensive capabilities, WW2 might have only lasted a few months.
    But then we never would have had the mini-series Band of Brothers.

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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    History has proven that the best defense, is to attack. A defensive grand strategy has never worked.
    On that you and the Nazi's agree.
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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    i would imagine it would be the part where our production was artificially constrained?
    Under both parties rule for 40 years? Where is your proof of this idiotic claim?
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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You must be mad as hell about the war in Libya.
    If it were our war, I would be.
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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, we hadn't invaded, right?

    Hell, we have a plan to invade Canada and Mexico, but that doesn't mean we're going to do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Of course we had plans. We have lots and lots of plans. For everything.

    Would you want to pay for a military that did not plan? History shows that every nation had plans to cover a wide variety of contingencies. Some had plans for defense. Some for offense.

    Or are you one of the people who believe we should wait until an enemy hands us our head and then start to figure out out what we can do about it? I prefer to plan and adjust.
    Necessary steps to deploy troops per the original plan had already been seen to - I think it would have happened one way or another. You two can believe otherwise if you like.
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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Republican Now Opposes War in Iraq

    "Representative Doug Bereuter of Nebraska, a respected Republican voice on intelligence issues who is retiring from Congress, is telling his constituents that he now considers the war in Iraq a mistake despite his earlier support for the invasion.

    In a four-page letter being distributed to constituents who call or write about the war, Mr. Bereuter said that initiating the pre-emptive military strike was not justified because of what he described as a massive intelligence failure.

    ''I've reached the conclusion, retrospectively, now that the inadequate intelligence and faulty conclusions are being revealed, that all things being considered, it was a mistake to launch that military action, especially without a broad and engaged international coalition,'' he wrote.

    Mr. Bereuter, who announced earlier this year that he was leaving Congress as of Aug. 31 after 26 years in the House, is the vice chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and had been at times mentioned as a potential chairman. He is also a senior member of the International Relations Committee."
    Republican Now Opposes War in Iraq - NYTimes.com
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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Republican Now Opposes War in Iraq
    "Representative Doug Bereuter of Nebraska, a respected Republican voice on intelligence issues who is retiring from Congress, is telling his constituents that he now considers the war in Iraq a mistake despite his earlier support for the invasion.
    Now that is courage. Is he getting ready to take a gig at one of the state run media outlets?

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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    On that you and the Nazi's agree.
    On that, me and every successfully defended nation, as well as every military theorist in history agree.

    Unless, of course, you can provide an historical example that proves me wrong. Um, can you?

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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Necessary steps to deploy troops per the original plan had already been seen to - I think it would have happened one way or another. You two can believe otherwise if you like.
    Even if Al had won?

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