Thursday, December 5, 2013

Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) wants to deliver it to Iran:

“I think if you have to hit Iran, you don’t put boots on the ground. You do it with tactical nuclear devices, and you set them back a decade or two or three,” Hunter said in an interview with C-SPAN. “I think that’s the way to do it — with a massive aerial bombardment campaign.”

How dare they offer a diplomatic solution.

4 barks and woofs on “Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men

  1. This sounded like the bellicose comments of a chicken hawk who had never served in the military… But, I let the facts get in the way and discovered that the junior Rep. Hunter served in the Marine Corps in Iraq & Afghanistan. The elder Rep. Hunter (his dad) is an Army Vietnam combat vet. So now I understand his “you don’t put boots on the ground” comment. He learned that lesson well.

    But I would expect a more nuanced approach to our Iran strategy from a major in the Marine Corps Reserve who has actual combat experience. Further, a major who’s own father served on the ground in Vietnam, a war that didn’t turn out well for us despite “a massive aerial bombardment campaign.”

    I suppose those nukes would have helped in Vietnam too…

    • Gen. Curtis LeMay, who ran as VP candidate with George Wallace in 1968, said about Vietnam: we should nuke them back to the Stone Age. He also wanted to nuke Cuba during the missile crisis in 1962.

      • I remember that… I guess we should be thankful that Rep. Hunter only wants to bomb Iran to “set them back a decade or two or three.”

        That’s real progress!

  2. In the words of Vince Vance and the Valiants, “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran…” (yup, 1980… 33 years ago)

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