Interesting piece by ARRSE's mikesmith,
Times online said:US generals âwill quitâ if Bush orders Iran attack
SOME of Americaâs most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources.
Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack.
âThere are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,â a source with close ties to British intelligence said. âThere 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.â
A British defence source confirmed that there were deep misgivings inside the Pentagon about a military strike. âAll the generals are perfectly clear that they donât 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.