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Iran releases 15 Brits: Bush's speech or Pelosi's visit to Syria??

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  1. Fogbuster

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    What do you think? Was it Bush's press conference yesterday that re-iterated his absolute commitment to see this war through to a successful conclusion, or was it Nancy Pelosi's visit to Syria that put the fear of God into the madman honcho of Iran??




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  2. Patters

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    It was neither. Iran's military asserted its power as an internal demonstration, and got to negotiate with Britain. In addition, by holding those troops while we were practicing war maneuvers near Iran, it probably bought them a little bit of security. Let's remember that no one threatened Iran during it's episode. All sides had an interest and desire to see it resolved peacefully. The bad thing is that it strengthened the hands of the right-wing in Iran.
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    How much you want to bet both sides will try and take credit for it?
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    I wonder if it had anything to do with Blair stating that the next 48 hours were critical, and some paper talking about a Good Friday US strike versus Iran. Hmmmm.....

    Nah.
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    It was an interesting chess match that just went on. (too bad it involved human beings)
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    Whoever did what, or whatever caused Iran to reconsider its position is irrevelant.. the good thing is the put the sabers back in the scabbard, where they belong.. glad it is resolved and there was no bloodshed.
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    The little creep that looks like a San Francisco Wino thinks this all makes him a "good guy" now he can move on making his nukes and getting ready to KILL JEWISH PEOPLE.
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    That old nag Pelosi probably started squawking and Syria couldnt take it anymore and relented to do anything just to shut her flan-hole.
  9. Fogbuster

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    Actually, Blair's 48-hour notice probably had more effect than anything. There are ways of dealing with Iran other than military strikes. The Bush and Blair administrations have broken a lot of new ground on ways to isolate rogue governments like Iran's and North Korea's. NK recently gave up their nuke program. Not a bad thing to happen on Bush's watch.



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    I'd say this would clearly indicate growth on the Iranians' part considering how much faster this hostage crisis was resolved than the one in the 70's; but back then the Iranian government had the excuse of not 'officially' holding the hostages. They couldn't say that this time, which mitigates things a bit.
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    Growth? I'm guessing you were being a little tongue in cheek with that. ;)
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    Nothing tongue in cheek there at all. I distinctly remember the endless hostage crisis of the 70's and consider both to be clear examples of a bunch of bullies ignoring conventional norms to accomplish their ends.

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