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    So right!

    And if George Bush gets his way, we'll invade a country with no WMDs and which presents no threat to the US and tie up our military in an endless and futile quagmire so it won't be able to deal with real threats like Iran!!

    Oh, wait...
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    The Iran situation is a direct result of Bush's Iraqi policies.

    Just as Bush used fear to get re-elected, the right-wing of Iran used fear to defeat their relatively moderate government (in democratic elections). The current situation is direct result of our war on Iraq, and what makes it worse is the war on Iraq took out Iran's most powerful enemy and replaced it with a government that is likely to become allied with Iran. If Saddam Hussein was still in power, it's likely that the moderates in Iran would have stayed in power and that Iran would have had to devote most of its resources into its conventional army, rather than in things like nuclear weapons.
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    Some would call this Blowback.
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    Boy, I sure wish our military was available to deal with this mess. I've been saying for 2 years Iran and North Korea are the countries of concern. Here's North Korea, practically jumping up and down yelling "We have nukes, we have nukes" yet we STILL went into Iraq instead. Do you think our military might has no limits and we can engage the whole world?
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    Bush will take care of Iran, and they know it.
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    Our military is stretched, and its hard to conceal that fact now that Mission Accomplished has turned into an un-ending quagmire.

    Bush has done what no president in my lifetime has done. He has weakened the US military to a point where conventional operations have been removed from the options list. How scary is that?
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    No, my friend, Bush may make decisions for other people, but he himself will not go over there to fight. A streched, tired military will suffer more deaths than a ready, rested one. Reasonable people can debate whether invading Iraq was necessary, but what's not open for debate is that military power is finite, and America does not have the resources to fight every nut-with-an-army in the world.
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    Which is why we did not act militarily against North Corea
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    In the medical field they have these things called "triages" where they prioritize patients for treatment.
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    Hopefully Bush has set his next priorities...
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    Reminds me of an old joke (updated for today). I'm sure you've all heard it, but here it is again:


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    I'm sorry, but I can't find the part in the Constitution where it says that America will be the "triage" of the worlds little pis-ant problem spots. Can anyone help me find it?

    If Iran is a threat to Israel, let them take their little F-16's loaded with their little nukes and handle it themselves.
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    Couldn't agree more - we can't solve the entire world's problems. Glad to hear you're against the war in Iraq, then.
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    Absolutely. The last justified use of military force was the last time Congress declared war. We have no right killing people unless there's a imminent threat to the security of the US, period - not moving on that one. And that doesn't include protection for oil company profits or getting some medieval culture a constitution they won't fight for and can't sustain.
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    Well said!

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