I think that an attack on Iran would have serious and unforeseen consequences. It would also not be limited to an air campaign, and any of you are deluding yourself that air power alone would end the nuclear program in Iran. The war in Iraq took many turns and twists. Question: Would George Bush really attack Iraq if he knew that it would deteriorate into a long lasting low intensity conflict. Or, If he knew with certainty that the Mullahs in Iran would send thousands of Iranian troops into Iraq? Thus ending any hope of American troop withdrawal anytime in this decade. Here is a warning to all who think another war is what we need right now; EASY IN, HARDWAY OUT TOWARD THE LIGHT, WARS HAVE A LIFE OF THEIR OWN. BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU TREAD BECAUSE WE ARE NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR PART OF TWO NATION'S HISTORY TO ADD A THIRD WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS BURDEN ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. ARE WE READY FOR IT?
Iran is also a much large country with alliances with Russia and China, and that is not to say they wouldn't hang Iran out to dry. However, things could go the other way. Would China allow American troops on its southern border and would Russia abandon its economic interest in Iran so easily?
posted on 09/19/2006 8:50:16 AM PDT
Valid concerns, certainly. What do you think the consequences will be when Iran completes an arsenal of nuclear weapons? Do you believe the Iranian nutjob will use them on Israel or the USA to usher in the islamic messiah that he espouses? Are you willing to risk American lives on the assumption that he won't?
posted on 09/19/2006 11:19:13 AM PDT
(Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
The United States should bomb Iran's nuclear sites and also it's oil wells and pipelines. Pound Iran into the stone age.
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