Another thing in regards to nuclear weapons... Its a joke. They don't have the power, nor the means to deploy weapons to the United States... the closest thing that they have to a nuclear capable missle is the Scud missle.... and these barely have the range to get themselves to Isreal or such before running out of fuel.
The fact is, we wouldn't get nuked, but our troops might, and this would open the way for the United States to use Tactical Nuclear Weapons. Fun stuff TacNukes are... who needs bunker busters when you can just destroy the bunker and half a mile around the bunker.
I posted an explanation of why terrorists or non-well funded countries can't have nukes big enough to take out more than a city block or so in another thread. There is so much misinformation about nuclear war. Everyone thinks it's an end the world deal. Yeah, this is so if its a war between two countries who have a huge nuclear arsenal. Hell, if we really really wanted to, the Middle East could be a glass parking lot in like say... 6 hours. This is cut down from say, 20 minutes during the Cold War era because of our downgrading of the ICBM force, but still. I doubt a terrorist group could obtain/build more than a simple crude device. If they wanted to cause mass damage they would use Biological warfare, probably using something like smallpox, or something like Ebola which is extremely deadly.
Personaly, who gives a fuck if the 'combined might of the Middle Eastern countries' went to war with us. No. 1, they'd NEVER EVER be able to cooperate. No matter what people think, all the Arab countries mistrust each other more than they mistrust the US even. No. 2, we have the best trained, most powerful, best equipped military ever. Anyone who wants to argue that fact with me, go ahead, you'll lose. Anyone who has been following recent developments in military technology will know what I mean... Take a look at the Land Warrior project, the projects to developed unmanned fighter planes, the F22 project, the JSF project... we should just say 'Bring it' all Bruce Campbell style and destroy them mentally and physically...
'I'm the best from the east, I'm a wild crazy beast' -
Andrew 'Dice' Clay