I would like to clarify what Richard Myers means in these two paragraphs from today's New York Times.
The officer, Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, informed Congress in a classified report that major combat operations elsewhere in the world, should they be necessary, would probably be more protracted and produce higher American and foreign civilian casualties because of the commitment of Pentagon resources in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The annual "Chairman's Risk Assessment," which is required by Congress, warned that additional major combat operations "may result in significantly extended campaign timelines, and achieving campaign objectives may result in higher casualties and collateral damage."
This means one thing. We're going nuclear if another conflict happens any time soon. George Bush's folly war in Iraq has pushed the American military to rely solely on nuclear deterence. No wonder they moved the doomsday clock up one minute the other day. What a sad day.