I can never figure out if these Gary Brecher things are real or if it’s some weird sort of Onion-ish thing, but this quote is worth noting:
The kids in Iran are pissed off at the way the old Mullahs won’t let ’em rock and roll, but the idea that they’ll support an American invasion because they’re bored is totally insane. It’s like imagining that the kids in Footloose would’ve backed a Soviet invasion of Nebraska because John Lithgow wouldn’t let them hold school dances.
The truth is that Footloose would have turned into Red Dawn pretty quickly. And, for that very reason, I don’t support the idea of a general ground war in Iran. Air strikes? Probably. Commando raids? Maybe. But a massive invasion at this point seems absurd. And I’m not sure who thinks that’s what’s possible.