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plasticsundance Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 01:07 PM
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140. That is what I was thinking
"Is he posturing to frighten Iran?

It seems to coincide with the recent tough talk directed towards Iran. It may not influence Ahmadinejad, but it's my belief that the Bush Administration wants to drive a wedge between those in Iran that are not comfortable with Ahmadinejad's unrelenting position on the nuclear issue, and those that support Ahmadinejad's approach on the issue.

The Bush Administration will fail, because they simply don't understand those they wish to deem as bad guys. This is how and why they fucked up in Iraq. Iran sees that the US military is overstretched in Iraq, but the Bush Administration wants to demonstrate to Iran that the US does not have to rely on troops to cause havoc and chaos upon another country. Notice I didn't mention victory.

Iran will see through this veil attempt by the Bush Administration, because anyone with a lick of sense about these things knows that these military operations cost money. Iran will surely realize that Bush is trying to intimidate them, but that reveals the Bush Administration's weakness ... not strength. It surely reveals that using troops in Iraq have become less of an option for the US, and I'm sure Iran has picked up on that also

This is the problem with this preemptive shock and awe bullshit, it becomes less effective and impressive the more it is used. Hell ... its never worked in the first place.

In this game Washington blinked and revealed their hand.

This is my theory.
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