Monday, May 14, 2018

Larison: Bolton's Push For Regime Change In Iraq (?)


Blogger Pete Mack said...

It is not a popular notion in the military. Iran is a much tougher nut than Iraq, for a number of reasons:
* Geography--in Iraq, the mountains are mostly Kurdish and Yadizi, so did not resist
* Military organization and doctrine . Iran's military is organized for irregular warfare
* Nationalism. The US will be seen as liberators even less than in Iraq. The government is if not entirely popular, at least somewhat representative.
* Population -- nearly 3x bigger in Iran
* economy--despite embargo, Iran's is much bigger and stronger than Iran's under Saddam.

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