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The best U.S. weapon against Iran is diplomacy ["Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy"]
| John Burroughs
Posted on 09/28/2007 12:47:11 AM PDT by familyop
John Burroughs is executive director of the New York-based Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy...What is needed is not another UN Security Council resolution strengthening existing sanctions. Rather the Bush administration should talk directly with Iran, and soon, because the U.S.-Iran confrontation is heating up dangerously...In a recent interview, Nobel Peace Prize winner ElBaradei said, "We are moving rapidly toward an abyss." It is not too late to step away.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...
TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: appeasement; chamberlain; iran; nuclear; peaceinourtime; proliferation; quisling; weapons
...just a reminder to let you know what kind of people are making our political and defense policy decisions.
posted on 09/28/2007 12:47:14 AM PDT
I hope Bush takes out the mullahs sooner rather than later.
posted on 09/28/2007 12:48:17 AM PDT
(Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
posted on 09/28/2007 12:57:41 AM PDT
Responding to French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner warnings that the world had to be prepared for the possibility of war if Iran acquired atomic weapons, he characterized talk of attacking Iran as “hype”, saying: “I would not talk about any use of force.There are rules on how to use force, and I would hope that everybody would have gotten the lesson after the Iraq situation, where 70,000 innocent civilians have lost their lives on the suspicion that a country has nuclear weapons.” “We need to be cool,” he said, adding: “We need not to hype the issue.”
He further added “I do not believe at this stage that we are facing a clear and present danger that requires we go beyond diplomacy.”
posted on 09/28/2007 1:10:17 AM PDT
(Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
International organizations and law were shunted to the side in dealing with Saddam Hussein. That mistake must not be made again. We now know that after the 1991 defeat of Iraq, the IAEA and UN succeeded in dismantling its nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs. If President George W. Bush had permitted the completion of inspections of Iraq in 2003, the dismantlement would have been confirmed and the catastrophe of the Iraq invasion likely averted.
Ex-squeeze me? "Permitted the completion of inspections"? If my memory serves me well, Hussein wouldn't permit the completion of inspections! He said inspectors were spies and wouldn't allow them access to his palaces.
If Saddam was really innocent, why was he acting so guilty?
posted on 09/28/2007 1:21:26 AM PDT
by L.N. Smithee
(Hillary for President? In the words of Bell Biv DeVoe: "Never trust a big butt and a smile!")
Then they’d better learn Sharia Law...
posted on 09/28/2007 2:46:06 AM PDT
("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
The best weapon against Iran is the death of the mullahs and little Ockmod.
posted on 09/28/2007 3:23:23 AM PDT
by Right Wing Assault
("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
posted on 09/28/2007 3:50:52 AM PDT
(Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
Yes, I sure do think that all of the diplomacy has worked well.
Just look how far we have come since talking to the Iranians & all of the diplomatic & economic pressure we put on ‘em.
Boy, that sure worked.
My suggestion? Send Henry Waxman over there on a one way ticket to investigate them. The mullahs & Kakaminadab would all run away screaming from the country. And that is just what his nostrils would do BEFORE the investigation.
Other options: bomb the nukes till they glow...literally.
posted on 09/28/2007 3:57:29 AM PDT
(That's pretty bold talk for a one eyed fat man. Fill your hand you son of a b...h!)
Ah yes. Diplomacy is just the ticket. History proves that. Reach out. Accommodate. After all Iran practices the religion of peace. Send Rice and some other state dept flunkies over here to suck up and all will be well.
posted on 09/28/2007 4:01:36 AM PDT
posted on 09/28/2007 4:08:25 AM PDT
(BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
“DON’T PUSH THE WAR WITH iran... IT WILL ONLY HELP REPUBLICANS AND HURT dims in 2008”.
That is ALL that this article says.
posted on 09/28/2007 4:31:17 AM PDT
(Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
Let’s push the button and be done with it.
(Howsabout letting ‘em know our explosives were made with glycerin from pork fat while we’re at it?)
posted on 09/28/2007 5:26:04 AM PDT
Diplomacy without the credible threat of force is slow surrender.
posted on 09/28/2007 5:53:48 AM PDT
by Humble Servant
(Keep it simple - do what's right.this)
that is exactly what Iran is counting on as they continue their count-down and destruction of Israel
posted on 09/28/2007 7:27:09 AM PDT
"(Howsabout letting em know our explosives were made with glycerin from pork fat while were at it?)"
Heh, we could call them gummy bears. ;-)
posted on 09/28/2007 10:31:50 AM PDT
("I'll buy that for a dollar!" --C.M. Kornbluth, in "The Marching Morons")
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