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Should Iran Be Attacked? by tucsonmike on 4 March 2012 12:37am
I'm going to have to say yes. In the case of Israel, as much as I am getting tired of the idea they may end up a theocracy, I see their point. They can't take the chance Iran will produce a bomb. The odds on a successful mission are long. It's a long bet that Iran would not attack Israel.
Should the United States get involved? I don't know. You have to wonder, should we have stayed in Iraq. This will become a major mess.
Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by TERRY S on 4 March 2012 3:25pm
i'm with you. Anyone who thinks that Iran are not going to attack Israel are incredibly naive. I don't know about attacking them per say, but they do need to be stopped.
Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by tucsonmike on 4 March 2012 4:49pm
CNN just televised the President's speech to AIPAC live.
Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by johnnyBgood! on 4 March 2012 6:58pm
We wouldn't want nuclear weapons in the hands of religious zealots would we ?

Have a look at the Republican candidates for President and repeat the above sentence to yourself.
Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by Loretto on 4 March 2012 8:32pm
I wonder if Israel and the Strait of Hormuz were not part of the equation here would the scenario still be the same?

Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by ev on 5 March 2012 8:47pm
Aye, John:

'George W. Bush waged war on Iraq because, in his own words, God "instructed me to strike at Saddam."

Here are Bush’s exact words, quoted by Haaretz: "God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then He instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me, I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them."'


Does anyone here really grasp the gravity of that?

Religious extremists indeed.

Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by Loretto on 6 March 2012 1:57am
Interesting, extremist piece, from 2003.

Here we have a President, Obama, who started off his presidency with positive ideas about Palestine. What has happened since ?

Obama is now seeking re-election and that means the Jewish-American vote.

The Strait of Hormuz is strategically important in the shipment and thus price of oil.

Obama is doing what all Politicians do in election years......looking for the majority vote.
Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by tucsonmike on 6 March 2012 2:36am
Johnny, I suspect a Republican President who wanted to press the button might be stopped by a sober member of the U.S. Military. Take a chance to meet some of our officer corps. Very sober men and women.

George W. Bush is going to provide fodder for books for many years.
Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by ev on 6 March 2012 8:04am
Loretto, what's more extreme - laying waste to a nation and its people on orders from one's God, or writing an article that denounces such perverted butchery?
Re: Should Iran Be Attacked? by ev on 6 March 2012 8:12am
Mike, last time the US dropped an atomic weapon, no military officer thought twice about obeying the orders.

The pilot of the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. had no regrets whatsoever:

In a 1975 interview he said: "I'm proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it, and have it work as perfectly as it did .... I sleep clearly every night." In March 2005, he stated, "If you give me the same circumstances, I'd do it again."

So, no sleep lost there.

General Carl Spaatz, who was in charge of Air Force operations in the Pacific, and who received the order to drop the bomb, said:

"The dropping of the atomic bomb was done by a military man under military orders. We're supposed to carry out orders and not question them."
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