What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

Think war with China and Russia.

With the Iraq and Afghanistan debacles winding down, America’s military-industrial complex is tired of “crappy little countries” and on the lookout for a big score. And their friends in government, who have staked their careers on 70 years of constant “pro-defense” propaganda, are happy to help them find one.

Enter Iran: Plenty big and sophisticated enough to knock down some US aircraft —  hell, maybe even a carrier or two! —  but probably not powerful enough to land a few divisions on the Maryland shore and burn Washington. It has all the makings of a long, expensive conflict, with 30-odd years of mutual belligerence to help the pill slide easily down the American electorate’s throat. Exactly what the doctor (Doctor Strangelove, that is) ordered.

What could possibly go wrong?

http://original.antiwar.com/thomas-knapp/2012/02/09/if-you-have-to-ask-why-the-answer-is-usually-money/

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