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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:39 PM
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131. One thing that leads me to thing Cheneybush will not attack Iran
The Republican leadership, including Cheney, is composed mainly
of armchair Rambos--essentially cowards. They attack only when
they are relatively sure that no one will shoot back. Cheneybush
could have attacked North Korea, or Iran. They attacked Iraq. Why?
Because they were relatively sure that Iraq had lost the capacity
to shoot back. Sure, they had an army still, and the hostile factions
within the country were just waiting to get at each other's throats
the second Saddam was gone (Cheneybush: ooooops!! My bad!). But I think
they basically saw the Iraq invasion as a sound business decision. We
install puppet companies to provide us with oil at a price we can live
with, and Halliburton and friends get hundreds of billions in no-bid
contracts to solve any and all of their balance sheet woes.

OK, things didn't turn out as they thought, but that just shows up their
incompetence, not their intentions or their mind-set.

Look at the Republicans' greatest hero and guiding light, Ronald Reagan.
He invaded the Caribbean island of Grenada, a rock somewhere with a
few hotels and a population smaller than Topeka, Kansas. Quite the formidable
foe for the mighty military of the United States, right? What a glorious and
hard-fought victory that was.

The fact that Cheneybush miscalculated on Iraq doesn't change their overall
philosophy: don't start a fight with someone you think will fight back.
You might find they are just as willing (or more) to fight as you are.

They know that both Iran and North Korea will fight back, and with a vengeance.
We have neither the personnel, the equipment, or the will to launch an invasion
of either place, and for sure we don't have enough body bags to handle all the
dead Americans that would result from such an operation. This leaves the option
of an air strike, of course, but that also leave open the possibility of
American embassies, companies, and tourists being attacked worldwide. Cheneybush
couldn't care less about the embassies or the tourists, but those multinationals
are their biggest contributors. I don't see it.
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