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We're Not Rooting for Iran


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I read your article and didn’t think it was partisan or political in any way. It was, instead, exactly what you claimed it to be — an IPB briefing. And a well put together one at that. There was no name calling or finger pointing. You merely turned the table to look at the situation from the OPFOR (and it was clear that Iran IS an OPFOR) point of view. Any competent decision maker, military or civilian, would do exactly the same before putting a single American in harm’s way.


@ R.A. Mathis – Thanks for the kind words. We appreciate hearing that.


Thanks RA, but my worry still applies to the posts I have written on this blog. No matter how coherent and reasoned, some will say that building up your enemy is the equivalent to rooting for the enemy. But we aren’t.

Thanks for the compliments on the article.


Just To throw it out there: the Iranians that hate their government and want it to go away still love their country and don’t want Iranians to die, either. Asking them to foment civil war or join an occupying force won’t go any better than it has in Iraq or Afghanistan and, since Iran is far less segmented, way wOrse.

Not saying that you’re saying this. Just stating that our strawman inquisitor often forgets that other countries have patriot-shaming, too.


To piggy back on that, outside attacks normally unite a country, not divide it. The American example repeatedly bears this out.