Calling the Bluff

Well, if this really is a chemical weapons plant, the UN will feel like a bunch of idiots.

Wait, no, that would imply that they cared.

The WMD extermination tactic was a ruse to get this war started, but a useful ruse. Regime change is all this war’s about, really, and it’s silly to fly it under any other flag. However, the push for regime change goes back five years in Congress, so that’s fine.

I love how the French said they’d jump in if chemical munitions were used. This thing would be over before the French could get in gear and in the region, were that the case. Use of chemical munitions won’t slow or deter the corps–it’ll send it into a fit of rage, likely. Can’t blame ’em.

This is going to be one for the record books, though: fastest invasion of a non-contiguous nation. [Germany’s invasions in WWII don’t count in such a concern: this is power projection at its finest.]

Clausewitz and Asimov [via Salvor Hardin] were right: war is the continuation of politics by another means, and violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.