Inevitably coming soon: The execution of an Israeli war plan.
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“We apparently have lost four F-15s and three F-16s, all to unknown causes.
“But that is not the worst. Al-Jazeera is already broadcasting reports from Iran. They are saying we haven’t done any significant damage to any of the Iranian nuclear facilities, and only killed innocent civilians in towns and cities across Iran. Hizballah will soon launch everything they have in Lebanon at us. Gaza will erupt in missile launches.”
Netanyahu closed his eyes briefly. “Avi, how soon can we expect the UN’s condemnation, sanctions, and so forth?”
Avigdor Lieberman, the foreign minister, shrugged. “Probably later today. I have already received a note from Hillary Clinton condemning the attack. The Americans may sponsor a Security Council resolution condemning us. You can expect a call from Obama himself any minute.”
“Will anyone stand with us?”
“No, Prime Minister, we are alone.”
No war plan survives the first contact with the enemy and any Israeli attack on Iran will be no exception. Equipment can fail, people usually don’t appear where and when expected, and if the element of surprise isn’t achieved — if Iran has the two or three hours it would need to retarget missiles being readied for a wargame — it could be a shambles. And — in the aftermath of the attack — Israel may suffer catastrophic casualty levels, especially if Iran launches missiles that can hit Tel Aviv or Haifa with chemical weapons. Israel will be isolated diplomatically and — unless the Obama administration turns its policy 180 degrees — Israel may suffer economic sanctions that will bring its government down. If Israel is destroyed — and without direct and consistent American support it may be — it will, I believe, go down fighting.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online