When Iran Strikes - Republicans Plan to Be Ready - Are You?

Thom plus logo In war and diplomacy there are basically two types of moves.

Tactical moves are efforts to accomplish small, specific things. Seize that hill, or get this tariff reduced.

Strategic moves, on the other hand, are designed to change entire systems, like provoking a military response, or changing the economic balance of power. Strategic moves, by definition, require looking out into the future and planning multiple possible responses.

By killing Iran's number three government official, Trump undertook a strategic move but did so without any strategy. He thought it was purely tactical. He was wrong. And now he has handed to Iran the power and ability to define the next steps: he has put them in charge.

When Iran responds militarily, there will be a strong effort, pushed by Republicans, to get Americans to rally around the flag and the president.

We need to be strategic now and head this off by pointing out how badly Trump screwed this all up by making a strategic move in a tactical fashion. Whatever Iran's response is, the real responsibility for it lies with Trump.

-Thom

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Worn out door knobs's picture
Worn out door knobs 2 weeks 5 days ago
#1

Tehran Thom

What evidence do you have that the President has no Stratgery?

Tinhip's picture
Tinhip 2 weeks 5 days ago
#2

How quickly the left forgets past history,

4/22/2008

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned Tehran on Tuesday that if she were president, the United States could “totally obliterate” Iran in retaliation for a nuclear strike against Israel.

Solargal2020's picture
Solargal2020 2 weeks 5 days ago
#3

Thom - a couple of days ago, the BBC reported that observers in Iran said Suleimani was carrying a response to a Saudi peace proposal and that he was actually helping broker a deal between Iran and the Saudi's. Have you heard anything to validate this? I believe Trump's strategy is to prevent peace in the Middle East. Also, given that Eric Trump retracted his tweet about delivering a can of whoop ass (prior to the General's assassination), once again we have proof of a Trump family member putting our national security at risk.

Solargal2020's picture
Solargal2020 2 weeks 4 days ago
#4

Congress needs to pass the proposed legislation on the War Powers Act.

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