Unless someone brings down the regime in Iran, this war is indeed unwinnable.
Forget the nukes. Get rid of the regime and the nukes won't be a problem. Get rid of the regime and the terrorist support starts to dry up. Get rid of the regime and al Sadr's support dries up. Get rid of the regime, and Syria's support dries up. Get rid of the regime and the Taliban support dries up. Get rid of the regime and Hezbollah's support dries up.
GET RID of the Iranian Regime NOW and we can get out of Iraq.
posted on 03/10/2006 5:44:31 AM PST
([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
posted on 03/10/2006 6:07:36 AM PST
(Cemeteries & the ignorant - comprising 2 of the largest Democrat voting blocs for the past 75 years.)
I heard a persuasive argument, though, from an Iranian exile that the Iraq war (which was IMHO both necessary and successful as far as it goes) actuallyS STRENGTHENED the Iranian regime by pointing to the "outside threat."
But if you liken this to the Cold War, your position would be essentially that we can't win until we get rid of Soviet communism, which was true, but it needn't have stopped us from pushing out the communists from Cuba, Vietnam, and so on. Indeed, the Soviets are gone, but those communists are still there. Iran will get its turn.
posted on 03/10/2006 6:57:59 AM PST
(CNN is the Amtrak of news)
Whereas I agree with you, do you really think this country, in its current ideological condition, will want to go to Iran?
posted on 03/11/2006 6:13:06 AM PST
(Al-Qa'eda are not the Viet Cong. If you exit, they'll follow. And Americans will die...)
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