By al-Din on February 23, 2010 4:41 PM
Philip Giraldi, former CIA counterterrorism expert, quoted by Craig Unger, Vanity Fair, March 2007:
"[The build up to an attack on Iran] is absolutely parallel [to Iraq]. They are using the same dance steps - demonize the bad guys, the pretext of diplomacy, keep out of negotiations, use proxies. It is Iraq redux."
... with modern U.S. electronics, so the United States can bomb when and where and how much it wishes. Just 120 B52, B1, and B2 bombers are able to hit five thousand targets on a single mission, and Iran's political, military, and economic infrastructure (except oil) would probably be targeted in addition to nuclear-related targets, so one day's bombing could do more damage than Iran could repair in one year."
Source: Gwynne Dyer. 2007. The Mess they Made: The Middle East after Iraq. Scribe, Melbourne pp180, 182