In my opinion, Bush isn't going to bail out the Europeans over this. First, the Europeans told the US to stay out of the negotiatians. Second, the Europeans thought Bush was heavy handed in the Iraqi negotiatians, and they may have even set him up with false intelligence info.
There isn't any evidence that the Iranians are years-close to atomic weapons, but rather decades away from developing them. If Russia decides to give them the technology, then that is another story.
Bush doesn't need to spend what ever political capital he has left fighting Congress (Senate) over this. Should the next President be a liberal, then without a doubt Iran will re-double their efforts to develop atomic weapons. The free world will see a lot of Washington knashing of teeth, but, the Europeans are the ones to worry, as a crackpot Iranian despot can deliver a bomb to Europe, but hardly here. The US would then take out Iran of course, but the Europeans would be the ones to pay for their folly. The US doesn't need to be the world's policeman anymore, especially the way the Arabs and Europeans castigate us daily.
posted on 01/13/2006 12:43:40 PM PST
(Hillary is changing her colors. She's a chameleon. No, she's a liberal.)
Has anyone thought of those nut cases making a dirty bomb and smuggling into a major metropolis and detonating it there?
As history as taught us, the terrorist use rather innocuous items to wreak their jihad terror.?
No need for a brand new shinny missile, a beat up container truck will do just fine.
posted on 01/14/2006 7:43:29 AM PST
(They have eyes, but do not see . . .)
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