Welcome to WORLD WAR IV!

http://www2.cnn.com/2003/US/04/03/sprj.irq.woolsey.world.war/

Woolsey has been named in news reports as a possible candidate for a key position in the reconstruction of a postwar Iraq.

He said the new war is actually against three enemies: the religious rulers of Iran, the “fascists” of Iraq and Syria, and Islamic extremists like al Qaeda.

Woolsey told the audience of about 300, most of whom are students at the University of California at Los Angeles, that all three enemies have waged war against the United States for several years but the United States has just “finally noticed.”

“As we move toward a new Middle East,” Woolsey said, “over the years and, I think, over the decades to come … we will make a lot of people very nervous.”

It will be America’s backing of democratic movements throughout the Middle East that will bring about this sense of unease, he said.

“Our response should be, ‘good!’” Woolsey said.

Singling out Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the leaders of Saudi Arabia, he said, “We want you nervous. We want you to realize now, for the fourth time in a hundred years, this country and its allies are on the march and that we are on the side of those whom you – the Mubaraks, the Saudi Royal family – most fear: We’re on the side of your own people.”

Get ready to bleed, world! Time to re-watch “Starship Troopers.”

Whoopsie, I left out the part where he actually said we were in World War IV:

“This fourth world war, I think, will last considerably longer than either World Wars I or II did for us. Hopefully not the full four-plus decades of the Cold War.”

Wow, insideous. He says we’ll support democratizing movements in the region. As if that’s a bad thing.

Did I miss WW3? Or is he saying the “Cold War” was WW3?

In a World War, you don’t “support democracy” through diplomacy or economics. He means we will “support democracy” the way we are currently doing in Iraq.

He’s counting the cold war. We won that sumbitch without invading mother Russia. Each case is different, and I’m sure different responces will be determined for each. You’re assuming a unending string of invasions, which is putting words in his mouth, to say the least. It took a hell of a lot of political capital to get this one of the ground, I don’t think that’s something that will be repeated shortly.

WOOLSEY? Jesus.