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To: morphing libertarian
I certainly can't be mistaken for an Obama supporter, but George Bush could have acted too. Bush was unable to withstand the withering criticism from the Left over Iraq and Afghanistan and therefore chose to do nothing about Iran when he could have and should have.
10 posted on 11/05/2013 12:34:22 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Obadiah

Bush had Iran surrounded on all sides, Obama destroyed that.

14 posted on 11/05/2013 12:37:47 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Obadiah

Given Iran’s past and actions in the early 00s, I would have attacked them rather than Iran.

I agreed with Afghan, so I think Bush was too tied up to do more.

Remember carter and reagan didn’t do anything either.

They have been chest thumping and threatening since 1979. I think we should take that at their word that they would destroy Israel and start kicking some serious butt or support the Israelis while they attack.

15 posted on 11/05/2013 12:40:51 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Obadiah
I really thought George W would've taken action after his term was clearly winding down and as far as the lying press was concerned a clear failure. But he didn't.

A hard hitting air strike to set the program back 8 years, but no.

23 posted on 11/05/2013 1:14:48 PM PST by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: Obadiah

I agree completely. I remember Bush’s first press conference after the Dems took the House. He was asked a simple question to the effect of “Will you use any means necessary including force to make sure Iran does not get nuclear bombs?”. He should have knocked that softball out of the park with a simple one word declaration. Instead he went on about how Condi Rice is working with our allies and the UN to impose sanctions, negotiations are ongoing, “we’re on the right track”, etc. I knew right then that Bush would do nothing but play out the clock and let the next president deal with it.

26 posted on 11/05/2013 1:23:49 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Obadiah; machogirl
American Jews stand by Israel

Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S. (12/09/10)

‘Die Welt’: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela (17 May 2011)

Russia engages in 'gangland' diplomacy as it sends warship to the Caribbean (Exercise with Venezuelan military, 2008)
(from 2006)

Russia to build 2 Kalashnikov factories in Venezuela by 2010

Iran readies launch of new satellite
(Iran's second satellite launch, 11/09/2009

Russia, N.Korea, China give Iran missile aid -CIA

Iran military engineers on hand for N. Korea missile launch

10 Iranian Missile Engineers Visited N. Korea:Sankei reports(check on NK’s Chinese equipments)

S. Korea, U.S. verifying reports on test of new N.K. missile in Iran: source
(4,000 kilometer range—will reach the Vatican—May 16th, 2007)

US confirms Iran launch of first home-built satellite
afp ^ | 2-03-09 | staff

Iran Satellite Launch Heightens Missile Development Concerns

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2009

Iran hails successful launch of satellite rocket
Posted on Wed 03 Feb 2010 02:51:50 AM MST

Iran fires satellite carrier into space

Iran Launches Third Satellite

Lawmaker: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Practicing for An EMP Attack on the United States

32 posted on 11/05/2013 4:09:35 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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