To the Editor:
A few of the Democrats and most of the Republicans in Congress want to go to war with any country they can con us into believing is a threat. They look at tiny Grenada, Panama and even the two Iraq invasions as models of what our military can do. They forget Korea and Vietnam and that we are still in Afghanistan and Korea.
They think Iran is Iraq and can’t be that different because some of them use the two countries interchangeably. They are both in the Middle East and Muslim, so they can’t be too tough to overcome.
The warmongers should look at the facts. Iraq has 39 million people on 169,000 square miles. Iran has over 82 million people and over 636,000 square miles. Iraq’s army was Shia fighting for a Sunni government they hated. Iran’s population is 90 percent Shia with a hardcore force that is extremely dedicated to the leadership. Iran has high-tech weapons that can sink the Navy’s carriers and down our planes. Russia has sent their best anti-aircraft defenses to make any attack by Israel or U.S. painful.
Iran sacrificed hundreds of kids by having them walk into Iraq minefields. Militia units followed and were mowed down. Iraqis killed so many, they ran out of artillery shells and bullets. They ran before the first line of elite troops got into Iraqi positions.
Iran is a strong theocracy and will send its people after Americans everywhere. The attacks on the homeland by Al Qaeda will pale as to those Iran’s leaders could mount.
The Iraq-Iran War lasted eight years and was over when Iran said it was over. They are prepared to fight and die for decades. Are we?