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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:58 PM

"Hubris" - -Can It Happen Again? Yes, It Can, and Yes, It Will Happen Again.

If a Republican gains control of the Executive branch, the same tactics that got us into Iraq will be used to get us into Iran.

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Reply "Hubris" - -Can It Happen Again? Yes, It Can, and Yes, It Will Happen Again. (Original post)
Yavin4 Feb 2013 OP
Enrique Feb 2013 #1
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #4
Auggie Feb 2013 #3
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #5

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:02 PM

1. i disagree

there was a lot of pressure on Bush to attack Iran in his second term, and he never did.

Conversely, a Democrat could very well attack Iran. The possibility of Obama doing it appears to be getting more remote, but what about the next Democratic president? What about Hillary for example?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:08 PM

2. Katrina May Have Blocked Bush

Katrina ripped the mask off of the complete incompetence of the Bush admin. It literally took dead bodies floating down the streets of New Orleans for the media to finally start questioning Bush.

Bush lost America completely after Katrina. No one was ever going to listen to him about invading another country.

Hillary, or any other Dem, won't invade Iran. They are not blind ideologues, esp. Hillary. As a former Sec. of State, she knows the world a lot better than any Republican.

A President Rubio would invade Iran simply to show that he's a big boy. Same is true for a President Pau Ryan.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:20 PM

4. Gates and Rice were opposed to attacking Iran, with two ground wars already raging.

Once Afghanistan is almost completely drawn down in the next year, the pressure to strike Iran will almost certainly ratchet up, and the GOP and the media will declare Obama's presidency a failure (at least on foreign policy grounds) if Iran does develop nuclear weapons. I think one morning in the next two years, we will wake up and hear about an airstrike, either by us or by Israel (which will involve us as well). I have little hope.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:11 PM

3. Not for another decade or two ... or three

takes a while for people to forget ... for history to be buried or rewritten.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:58 PM

5. Republicans never lost control of defense and now another yes voting Republican will be in that

place. The fact that he was easily fooled once means we are virtually at war again already. Kerry, otherwise I love Kerry, but Sec of State who was fooled into a massive war, both of these men had seen war and felt we should do that to human beings to find those WMDs. No two ways around that fact. They were among the idiots, when so many others voted against that horror.

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