Despite the paucity of evidence supporting the allegations on which the case for war rest, retired Air Force General Charles Wald insists that attacking Iran is “a technically feasible and credible option.”
In an opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, Gen. Wald chastized the Obama government for its “lack of serious public discussion of the military tools available to us.” He also dismissed as “false” the claims that the US military is too overstretched to attack Iran and called for a naval blockade of Iranian ports.
He concludes that “the military can play an important role in solving this complex problem,” adding that failure to use military force against them risks “Iranian domination of the oil-rich Persian Gulf” and destabilization of Iraq.
Despite repeated insistances from officials both active and retired that the Iranian civilian nuclear program is an immediate threat which must be dealt with as soon as possible, an updated State Department assessment says that Iran wouldn’t even have the technical capability to produce weapons-grade uranium before 2013. At present all of Iran’s enrichment to the low levels needed for energy generation is heavily supervised by the IAEA, which has repeatedly confirmed that none of it has been diverted to any secret program like those US officials claim justify action against them.
2 thoughts on “Retired US General: Attacking Iran a ‘Credible Option’”
General Charles Wald is a befogged, nasty, war-mongering windbag who clearly takes his personality cues from General Lyman Limnitzer, the unbalanced Chief of the Joint Staff who cooked up quite a few "plans" characterized by their amoral and immoral use of military force. General Wald really needs to go play some golf – or whatever passes for a quiet day away from politics – and quit soiling the last years of his life by advocating filthy designs on other countries.
Is this guy out of his mind? Does he not realize that only Israel wants the U.S. to attack Iran, a country that is no threat to us. We should be dialoguing and trading with Iran, not threatening them. Just this week, the US State Dept. analysts don't see Iran producing weapons grade material until 2013. In 2007, the US NIE report stated that Iran ended their weapons program in 2003. Warmongers like Charles Wald, John Bolton , Joseph Lieberman and the rest of the Israel lobby are more dangerous to America than Iran will ever be.Thankfully, these pro-Likud neocons are out of power.
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