Skip to comments.Time to Authorize Use of Force Against Iran
Posted on 09/28/2012 9:17:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
How America can stop what the New York Times calls Israels March to War is the hot topic this month. The issuefor the Timesis whether Israel is on the verge of bombing Irans nuclear sites, or can be persuaded to delay that decision and rely on the United States instead. This is what a parade of U.S. officials visiting Jerusalem this summer have counseled (and pressured) Israel to do. But the comments of Israels top officials suggest that its patience is wearing thin and that it may act soon, in weeks if not months. As the Associated Press put it, Israeli leaders, who have long issued veiled threats against Iran, now appear to be preparing the country for war. The heightened rhetoric has fueled jitters that the zero hour is near.
Why would Israel, with so much less power than the United States, decide to take on a task at the far outer edge of its military capacities? Why not leave that task to the superpower, which would do a much better job? The answer is simple: Israelis do not believe the United States will perform the taskwill ever use military force, even as a last resort, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
In that belief Israel is not alone; its view is shared by Iran. The Iranian record in the nuclear negotiations demonstrates that its leaders do not see themselves at the edge of the apocalypse. Instead they feel free to delay forever, present ridiculous proposals, and refuse to engage in serious bargaining. Meanwhile they push their nuclear program forward, with ever more centrifuges producing ever more enriched uranium, while they also test improved missiles....
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I’m shocked the NeoCon cabal at the Weakly Standard would be pushing for war with Iran. /s
It might be wiser to ship several boatloads of traitors out of Washington D.C. FIRST...
The place is crawling with espionage agents..
Mostly Federal Employees..
Given that Iran was going to set a bomb off in a Washington DC restaurant I’m surprised more people aren’t calling for it.
Why do I feel that is coming? /s
Not as long as Obama is President.
Unless we do so as a real WAR and prosecute it as such
No limit tactical strikes. No 15 minutes of shock and awe.
No limited rules of engagement.
Congress declares war.
I didn’t hear about that one, recently?
No more wars where preventing collateral damage is more important than kicking butt!
From now on, the only threat of war by the US should be nuclear. When we threaten war, it should be voted on by congress and the only authorization should be for us to nuke them, period.
That should pucker enough assholes, especially when we say we will shoot theirs down and retaliate in kind.
Just a year ago! And nothings happened. Like so much.
Thanks for finding it
Agreed. Abrams is an idiot. What? TWO DECADE long land wars in the Middle East not enough for this schmuck? Of course its not he or his family who will enlist so whats it to him?
“Time to Authorize Use of Force Against Iran”
I disagree. It’s either War or not War. This “Authorize Use of Force” is the bullshittist way going to war without going to war.
Pols need to be told, loudly, forcefully and if necessary, the fully monty on harshly. Declare War or shut the **** up.
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