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Iranian Alert - January 28, 2005 - Poll: 57% of Americans favor military intervention in Iran
Regime Change Iran ^ | 1/28/06 | freedom44

Posted on 01/27/2006 12:31:20 PM PST by freedom44


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WASHINGTON - Despite disillusionment with the war in Iraq, a majority of Americans support taking military action against Iran if that country continues to produce material that can be used to develop nuclear weapons, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.

The poll, conducted Sunday through Wednesday, found that 57 percent of Americans favor military intervention if Iran's Islamic government pursues a program that could enable it to build nuclear arms.


Support for military action against Tehran has increased over the past year, the poll found, even though public sentiment against the war in neighboring Iraq remains strong: 53 percent said they believe the situation there was not worth going to war.

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1 posted on 01/27/2006 12:31:23 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

What was the % when we went into Iraq?

I guess my point is that polls don't mean much.


2 posted on 01/27/2006 12:33:00 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: freedom44

Iran is much stronger case than Iraq was. They are openly and prolifically funding terrorism.


3 posted on 01/27/2006 12:33:30 PM PST by gondramB (Democracy: two wolves and a lamb voting on lunch. Liberty: a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: gondramB

absolutely


4 posted on 01/27/2006 12:34:30 PM PST by philsfan24
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To: freedom44

Even on Iraq, although a small majority polls as saying it "wasn't" worth going to war, the majority is responsible enough NOT to want a pullout that endangers what we have gained. In effect, Americans have supported the current policy throughout, because they overwhelmingly supported the decision for war at the time.


5 posted on 01/27/2006 12:35:40 PM PST by Williams
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To: freedom44

which means in a 'real poll'..the numbers would be around 70%..(rolling eyes)


6 posted on 01/27/2006 12:36:23 PM PST by penelopesire
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To: freedom44

You know what would really be entertaining concerning this problem of Iran? Asking Senator Kerry what he thinks about it. I'm betting that would be a riot.


7 posted on 01/27/2006 12:39:07 PM PST by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Brilliant
The poll means plenty. Americans supported the Iraq war and have continued to support it. We make decisions in the here and now, not on polls measuring whether we have changed our minds about a decision two years ago. If Americans support military action the politicians will feel more confident in acting. If democrats later make us regret attacking Iran, so be it.

If Americans will think strategically, Iran will be much easier to handle now that it is book ended between two of our allies, Iraq and Afghanistan, rather than being surrounded by our enemies.

8 posted on 01/27/2006 12:46:20 PM PST by Williams
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To: freedom44
Step 1) translate the bill of rights into local languages and have UAVs drop them over villages, hamlets and cities though out the country.

Step 2) drop detailed instructions on how to build a small metal shop capable of machining low cost pistols and machine guns.

Step 3) Drop small packages of ammunition

Step 4) Drop an instruction manual on how to conduct ambushes

Step 5) Have CIA start identifying resistance cells and supplying intelligence on the movements of the Mullahs and Sr. Government officials

Step 6) Drop in Special Forces A teams to organize resistance cells and train them in combat, espionage, sabotage and democracy.

Step 7) As resistance cells organize and gain control of areas, provide logistical support

Step 8) Dispatch a few dozen UAVs with 500 lb laser guided bombs to take out any remaining Mullahs
9 posted on 01/27/2006 12:46:35 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: freedom44

Let some of the Euro countries take the lead. I don't think we should have to bear the majority of the burden... Make them send a good of their troops as well as $ in this cause.
I was all for the overthrowing Hussein in Iraq...


10 posted on 01/27/2006 12:47:54 PM PST by ruschpa
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To: freedom44
What amazes me is that over at DU they are saying how meaningless and tltled these polls because of this one.  Yet, further in their threads is one in which it shows Bush's aprroval ratings are the lowest ever ... this one they take as gospel proof that polls represent the real truth.
11 posted on 01/27/2006 1:08:04 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: gondramB

All I know is if they succeed in creating "the bomb" I wouldnt be suprised it was detonated by a terrorist in the center of New York City or Washington D.C.


12 posted on 01/27/2006 1:12:55 PM PST by Little_shoe ("For Sailor MEN in Battle fair since fighting days of old have earned the right.to the blue and gold)
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To: Little_shoe
"All I know is if they succeed in creating "the bomb" I wouldnt be suprised it was detonated by a terrorist in the center of New York City or Washington D.C."

While I agree this is a serious problem, so far the Iranian government has not transferred advanced weaponry to terrorists - to start with a nuke would mean the end of their country and they surely know that.
13 posted on 01/27/2006 1:19:53 PM PST by gondramB (Democracy: two wolves and a lamb voting on lunch. Liberty: a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: freedom44

Iran will pass a nuke to Terrorists and then deny they did it, just like OBL tried to deny he had anything to do with 9/11.


14 posted on 01/27/2006 1:34:01 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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15 posted on 01/27/2006 2:31:00 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: gondramB
"to start with a nuke would mean the end of their country and they surely know that."

But with an end-times death cult centered on the reincarnation of the 12 Imam, you can't exactly say we have a rational actor on our hands.

Maybe they just want to accelerate the second coming.

16 posted on 01/27/2006 2:58:51 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Liberals oppose individual slavery compared to colletive slavery because they hate competition!)
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To: gondramB

Iraq was a strong case up to the invasion. Iran is getting there rapidly.


17 posted on 01/27/2006 3:00:31 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: gondramB
Yeah well they have funded terrorists for atleast the past 20 years and continue to fund some of the insurgents in iraq. I seriously doubt these people wouldnt give a nuke to terrorist. After all wouldnt it be "GODS work" to attack the "Great SATAN".

Id say if they do I would recommending leveling a major city in reprisal
18 posted on 01/27/2006 4:15:12 PM PST by Little_shoe ("For Sailor MEN in Battle fair since fighting days of old have earned the right.to the blue and gold)
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To: RightWhale
"Iraq was a strong case up to the invasion. Iran is getting there rapidly."

Just saw Bob Beckel on H&C say that that high number so suddenly suprised him.

I think he meant that he was suprised so many people were paying attention to the Iranian situation and had such a strong opinion without being 'prompted.'

19 posted on 01/27/2006 7:01:04 PM PST by blam
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To: ruschpa
The significant military assets in most European countries (excluding Britain) consists largely of one red telephone per capital with the White House and/or Pentagon on speed-dial. It would be nice if they'd quit whining and moaning whenever we do decide to do anything, but most European nations just don't have the military prowess to conduct any sort of successful operation without the leadership and overwhelming participation of American (and British, Australian, etc.) troops.
20 posted on 01/27/2006 7:07:02 PM PST by dufekin (US Senate: the only place where the majority [44 D] comprises fewer than the minority [55 R])
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To: blam

We don't know much, but we know what we know if you know what I mean. We are conscious of oil, thanks to the price at the gas pumps. Iran and oil is bound to enter our consciousness about as quickly as money leaves our wallets.


21 posted on 01/27/2006 7:08:18 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: RightWhale
"We don't know much, but we know what we know if you know what I mean. "

I know 444 days and I'm still pissed.

22 posted on 01/27/2006 7:31:28 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

That was outrageous, and an act of war, which apparently is still on.


23 posted on 01/27/2006 7:33:03 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: Brad Cloven

"Maybe they just want to accelerate the second coming."

I believe AhmadiNejad has already said that. He's hoping to accomplish it in the next 2yrs.
Anyone saying there's no hurry because they won't have nuclear weapons for 10yrs, isn't paying attention.


24 posted on 01/28/2006 6:10:27 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: freedom44
To read today’s thread click here.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

25 posted on 01/28/2006 6:24:08 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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