War with Iran is an absurd idea because 1) no applicable Just War theories apply and 2) the US can’t even manage in Afghanistan and Iraq; how does he think we can broaden to yet another theater? And if we do, what if a real and serious threat from elsewhere springs up? And finally, if Israel is so worried about a nuclear strike, let them declare war on Iran and let them deal with their troublesome neighbors on their own. (But of course what Israel is hoping is that the US will do its wet-work for it so that it can focus its energy on pushing the Palestinians into the desert and that the fools in Washington are stupid enough to go along).
A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take out Iran’s military capability. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who sits on the Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, said Saturday the U.S. should consider sinking the Iranian navy, destroying its air force and delivering a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard. He says they should neuter the regime, destroy its ability to fight back and hope Iranians will take a chance to take back their government. His remarks stunned many in the audience at the Halifax International Security forum.
His remarks should stun everyone on the planet and be denounced by every person of sense.
Graham told the audience that newly elected conservatives would back “bold” action against Iran, reports Agence France Presse: If President Barack Obama “decides to be tough with Iran beyond sanctions, I think he is going to feel a lot of Republican support for the idea that we cannot let Iran develop a nuclear weapon,” he told the Halifax International Security Forum. “The last thing America wants is another military conflict, but the last thing the world needs is a nuclear-armed Iran… Containment is off the table.”
Actually the last thing the world needs is more US interference in the internal affairs of sovereign countries. We have plenty of problems here at home that need attention and funding. But I suppose that wont help Graham’s military-industrial complex cronies across the country, will it. No, for them war is desirable for only one reason- they will become even wealthier. The only reason the United States has fought any war since Vietnam is for the enrichment of corporations and their political toadies. No war we have engaged in since Vietnam has been a Just War. Not one.
Graham and his warmonger colleagues and supporters are totally depraved.