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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:07 PM
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What would Bushco hope to ACCOMPLISH by attacking Iran?
I firmly believe it's in the air, and that they're building their case to support this action.

What I don't understand is why? Cui bono?
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:08 PM
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1. My guess, Israel will attack and we will be in the middle of it
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:10 PM
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2. Scared people are easier to manipulate.
And congress made it easy for him. Thanks Kyl-Lieberman!
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NotThisTime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:14 PM
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6. Amen, do it to win the election... fear tactics, scare tactics, call it what you will, it always
seems to work...
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:34 PM
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17. Yep. Im confident though...
that if anyone can shake people out of it, its Obama. And *thankfully* he didnt vote for that damned amendment.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:11 PM
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3. They would use the media coverage to direct attention away from the Iraq mess
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:16 PM
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8. not just the Iraq mess but anything they might be investigated for under
the next administration. If McCain gets elected, they're home free. If Obama wins, they want him so busy dealing with "accidental" catastrophes that there won't be any time for a reckoning.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:12 PM
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4. He'd secure future work and profits for businesses in the defense
industry.

Businesses will always be profitable. But some businesses will be EXTREMELY profitable when there is war.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:14 PM
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5. Electing Republicans, Ma'am, Is What They Would Hope To Gain
It cannot be stated too often or too strongly that the guiding principle behind all actions of this administration is the distortion of our domestic politics: besides doing this in favor of lining the pockets of their cronies and themselves they have no goals at all, either domestic or foreign.

Their calculation in this matter is that if a new shooting war involving conventional forces in conventional and telegenic array is commenced during the campaign season, voters will be rallied to 'Republican strength on national security', and normal Democratic campaigning can be portrayed and sold as 'anti-patriotism' and 'siding with our terrorist enemies'.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:17 PM
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10. Their problem there is that would result in $200 oil and doom their electoral chances.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:22 PM
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14. Stating These Are Their Calculations, Sir, Is Not Stating Their Calculations Are Sound
Trying to evoke and enlist this war hysteria they have fed on earlier is the only card they have left to play, and they are used to it turning trump on the table. They look no further than that.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:23 PM
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15. That's true. They did the Iraq push for 2002 and then mainly 2004 and did
not calculate what it would do to them in 2006.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:36 PM
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19. Right, few people of credibility can say the current gang of reThugs are smart.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:15 PM
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7. Oil prices stay up
Chaos in the middle east is great for big oil.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:38 PM
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20. Yeap, they're tryin to get theirs while the gettin is good. First thing I would do if I were Obama..
...would be to throw Bernanke out of his position cause he'd raise rates as high as he could as fast as he could seeing that he's a Bush butt boy.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 04:12 PM
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28. This is my view of it, too...
...except prices don't just "stay up"...they SKYROCKET.

You ain't seen nothin' yet.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:16 PM
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9. Distraction by the hyping of faux patriotism.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:18 PM
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11. The Final Nail In The Coffin of Our Country.........
Do you think we know where Osama Bin Laden is and he is running the WH? Because this supposedly was what OBL wanted - to bring the U.S. down on it's economic knees. I think *Co has almost accomplished that and with an attack on Iran - he will finish OBL mission. Oh - who was GWB Sr. meeting with on 9/11?
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:39 PM
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21. TRUE!! He said it on his tape!! His "primary goal" was to "bleed" us of or resources!!
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:45 PM
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23. OBL's stated goals
1) Remove US troops from the Arabian peninsula.
Check. Our position in Saudi Arabia was ignominiously surrendered by Bush.
2) Overthrow Saddam Houssein.
Check. At the cost of several trillion dollars and 4 thousand plus American lives (and millions of Iraqi lives)
3) Bankrupt the USA
Well on its way
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:47 PM
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24. Yeap!! and NO ONE in the news wants to talk about that!! NO ONE! It's like Bush is working WITH OBL!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:19 PM
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12. Blow up s*&t 'n' stuff
which is real like cool


They would hit the supposed nuclear production plants of course no one has said what would happen to all that you know nuke stuff
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:22 PM
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13. Iraq is not a big enough mess, people are still looking at bushco criminal activities
People must need conditions to get a lot worse so they are too busy staying alive to look at holding buch/cheney accountable for high crimes and war crimes.

If they get us in enough trouble, we don't have resources to fix anything.
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nebula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:24 PM
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16. Maybe another 9/11 style terrorist atack
...will just happen to take place shortly beforehand. Which can then be conveniently blamed on Iran, of course.

Declaration of martial law, suspension of elections to follow suit.

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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:36 PM
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18. Armegeddon.
n/t
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:40 PM
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22. Cui Bono?
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:59 PM
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25. I don't think they'll go as far as attacking, but create some incident in October
and hope the old Republicans = better on security thing lasts. I think that's why Biden makes such a point of saying Democrats are BETTER on national security. Obama needs to point out
* 9/11 on their watch, with clear reports, Condi then made Sec of State rather than fired
* Iraq war on lies
* Al Qaeda in Iraq, wasn't before
* Afganistan unfinished
* Pakistan worse
* North Korea got scary, maybe getting better?
* Iran stronger
etc.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 04:06 PM
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26. All I know is I do feel they will do this insane act
But why? I have no idea. What makes sense to them has never made sense to me.

I know they personally have nothing to lose and won't be in some camp or dealing with the madness. I know they don't care about the people or the economy, there are almost 8 years of evidence that shows this loud and clear.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 04:10 PM
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27. Marshall Law and suspension of the elections?
Edited on Fri Jun-06-08 04:11 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
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