Stop by LGF for an interesting articleÂ from yet more retired generals.Â
“McNamara generals” says all you need to know about these folks. Their idea of defense: genocide through Mutually Assured Destruction. (Mad) Two generations of Americans lived under fear of these for most of their lives, and these generals must think that it’s only right and natural that the Israelis should live in perpetual fear too.
This is how they think pre-emptive strikes should be made, through a press release.
“However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbor, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in war simply on her account. If we have to fight it must be on larger issues than that. I am myself a man of peace to the depths of my soul. Armed conflict between nations is a nightmare to me; but if I were convinced that any nation had made up its mind to dominate the world by fear of its force, I should feel that it must be resisted. Under such a domination life for people who believe in liberty would not be worth living; but war is a fearful thing, and we must be very clear, before we embark upon it, that it is really the great issues that are at stake, and that the call to risk everything in their defense, when all the consequences are weighed, is irresistible.”
(Neville Chamberlain, 1939)
Â Hat-tip to KSK, Lizardoid for the quote.