Some nut or another thinks "war" or the clamor for "war" is a bad thing. It is not. Clamoring for a war that does not strengthen or protect America is wasteful. Clamoring for a war that kills our enemies, takes their land, and pacifies their hatred for us is a good thing, sir.
I have begun to study the prospect of war.
I have been reading virtually everything I can get my hands on. For example, the United States has only 140,000 or so troops in Iraq--while maintaining a military that has nearly 2 MILLION men and women. Add in the full reserves, the police departments and fire departments (active duty and volunteer) and the private security forces and America can mobilize, easily, a three or four million man (and lady) army to deploy overseas. We can call up First Responders to be medics. We can privatize many of the things that the military already does--that's a no-brainer.
We MUST mobilize. That is critical.
I am proposing taking two million men and women and mobilizing a massive strike force. We must align or Navy and our Army together and transport it secretly, as we did during Roosevelt's day. Remember the Great White Fleet? We need to do that AGAIN if we are to have primacy in the world.
My plan is very basic--to deploy, we must move troops and equipment from the East AND West coast in a timed, coordinated assault on four Middle Eastern countries--Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Turkey.
As America's two million strong army rolls through the desert and destroys the feeble armies that approach, we must remember one thing--if we do not defeat them in their front yard, they will surely be living in our back yard before the year is out.
And, yes, this was feeble satire. You're not going to get 2 million Americans to go to war any time soon--that ship has sailed.