Planning for war with China? Now we know for sure Cheney's insane.posted by Bill Arnett @ 10:12 AM Permalink
There have been many articles and blog postings about Cheney itching to go to war with Iran, but for proof of neocon insanity, take a gander at this article from Raw Story that details further war plans being made:
Bush faces strong opposition to military action among his own staff, Baxter says. Clemons has said that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, White House chief of staff Josh Bolten and Defense Secretary Robert Gates all oppose a strike. [against Iran. Bill]bush/cheney and their cohorts in crime have already so diminished our military forces that we have not one single combat-ready brigade left anywhere except in Iraq and South Korea. There is no way we could engage China in a ground war and have any hope whatever of winning. That means we would have to use nuclear weapons to have any chance against China's quite formidable military.
"None of them think it is a good idea, but they will do it if they are told to," a 'senior defense source' told the Times.
According to Baxter [a London Sunday Times reporter. Bill], Checkmate's mission isn't limited to Iran, but rather "to provide planning inputs to warfighters that are strategically, operationally and tactically sound, logistically supportable and politically feasible." Targets might also include China or North Korea.
Does any rational person believe Russia would just sit and watch our missiles leaving their silos and not retaliate by launching a few hundred nukes at America?
bush often claims that Iraq is an "existential threat." I say bush/cheney themselves are the greatest existential threat to the country I love.