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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 02:51 PM
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Joint Chiefs head worried about Iran
Source: USA Today

The Navy admiral tapped to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday he favors a diplomatic approach in dealing with Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, yet he offered few clues on how he would handle the war in Iraq.

Adm. Michael Mullen accused Iran, without being more specific, of giving aid to insurgent forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Still he called diplomacy "the right path."

"I'm concerned about what Iran's doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, you know, broadly providing capability to which we are losing American soldiers on the ground and Marines on the ground, and I consider that not to be acceptable," he said.

The Navy must stay in the Persian Gulf to reassure allies and maintain its ability to act quickly in a crisis, he said.



Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-06-13-joint-ch...
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 02:53 PM
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1. they should stay focused on Afghanistan and Iraq
we don't need another war and we didn't need the one in Iraq either.
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BrokenBeyondRepair Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 03:58 PM
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4. focus on leaving; we don't need any war
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 03:22 PM
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2. The fact that Pakistan is a far greater threat is proof the Iran attention is bogus.
And every American should know that. It's another bogus lie, just like Iraq. But since Americans are asleep, they can just do whatever they want. Invade! But our debt will destroy us in the process.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 03:33 PM
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3. This is probably why he got the job. IMO
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