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View Diary: Scott Ritter: Bush plans to attack Iran in June (273 comments)

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  •  population (none)
    Iran has 70 million people...Iraq 25 million, Bosnia, 4 million.

    Iran is a huge country, and bombing won't do much there except to stir the hornets nest.

    •  The big factor is... (none)
      That any supply lines have to run through Iraq or Afganistan... and we'd need a lot of troops to invade Iran.  At least a half million (plus people still on the ground in Iraq).  If Syria joins in, it's too much for the US to handle with a volunteer army.

      Sure, we could bomb the main cities but we'd find it slower going than Iraq (and we'd probably take some losses while doing so).

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