“We shouldn't assume for even a minute that in the next 25 to 50 years the American military might be able to come home, relax and take it easy, because the strategic situation in the region doesn't seem to show that as being possible,”
thus confirming what I wrote last Friday, that “a war with Iran will be a catastrophe from which the United States of America, as we now know it, will never recover.” The American people, despite the 52% approval rating, will soon realize that a war with Iran has nothing to do with our national defense. When they do, the message of this blog might begin to make more sense to them.
Gen. Abizaid is former commander of the Central Command, which is over the forces in the Middle East. He was speaking to the Joint Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat Organization Technology Outreach Conference, where he was the keynote speaker.