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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:05 PM
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Can We Safely Say Bush Will Not Invade Iran after all?
It was supposed to happen in October.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:07 PM
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1. ask me after the election.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:08 PM
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2. No, I don't think that's a safe assumption.
Iran did not fall for the bait and cooperate with Bush's escallation. But that doesn't mean much. Bush is going to need distractions after the election just as badly as he has always needed them.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:08 PM
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3. yeah, what thomcat said. It cannot be yet ruled out.
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:09 PM
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4. If they lose on the 7th, the invasion begins the 8th..
while he still has his rubber stamps.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:11 PM
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5. That was the biggest rumor here.
And guess what, it was just that. A rumor.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:13 PM
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6. I expect a "Persian Gulf Incident".
:shrug:
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:20 PM
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9. Me too. Sometime before the new Congress is seated.
"Remember the Eisenhower!"

sw
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:43 PM
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16. I've had that thought too.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:22 PM
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11. Anybody who's seen "Syrianna" is thinking what I'm thinking
and believe me, I don't want to think about it, but I can't help it.

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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:14 PM
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7. I think we can safely assume that it has been delayed for the time being -- but NOT
that the idea has been shelved altogether. How long it has been delayed may very well depend on the outcome of the November elections. Our best hope (unfortunately) lies with the possible reluctance of the military to go along with the idea.

The most important thing is to remain alert and as informed as possible. Attacking Iran will take our country (and the world) completely over a cliff...

sw

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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:15 PM
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8. I don't think you can safely say anything about the bushilter
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:22 PM
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10. I was JUST going to say that!
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:29 PM
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12. No. They Want Iran's Oil, and They Don't Care What We Think
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:32 PM
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13. "Not Invade" - yes. "Not Bomb" - no, we can't say that yet.
Invading, as in "sending troops in", is obviously impossible for the US. But Bush still has the capability to bomb. I personally doubt he will, either before the election or after, because I think there are too many military people telling him what chaos it will cause in Iraq (ie everyone targets US troops exclusively), and too many economists telling him how much it will screw up the world oil market, for him to be able to get away with it. It really would be impeachable. But he might be that stupid - or he might manage to sack enough advisers and find enough yes-men to make it look as thugh he's following 'sensible advice'.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:41 PM
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14. We're Not Out of the Woods Yet
But every day it doesn't happen is a good day.
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:43 PM
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15. I don't think he'll invade, but ...
I wouldn't put a bombing past him, if only to leave the Democrats with an even bigger mess to handle.
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Bad Penny Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:18 PM
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17. the only thing we can safely say
about bush is that anything destructive and insane is possible
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:23 PM
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18. If you mean before the election, Yes, if after? who knows
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