People who are opposed to Bush’s plans to bomb Iran, which now seems even more likely given Cheney’s reaction to what Blair said about military action being a “mistake,” are facing opposition from every corner of the world. Now, apparently even the military has voiced concerns and some high-ranking commanders have even threatened to resign if Bush calls for an attack.
“There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” a source with close ties to British intelligence said. “There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible.”
A British defence source confirmed that there were deep misgivings inside the Pentagon about a military strike. “All the generals are perfectly clear that they don’t have the military capacity to take Iran on in any meaningful fashion. Nobody wants to do it and it would be a matter of conscience for them.
“There are enough people who feel this would be an error of judgment too far for there to be resignations.”