Unless there's such a thing as Instant Impeachment — pour contents into a bowl and just add hot water — I fear that even that might now be too little too late. The zune is piling up faster than we can shovel. And now I have to wonder — tin foil hat planted squarely on mi cabazza — is the troop increase in Iraq really just the tip of a spear ultimately aimed at Iran?<br><br>I see a belligerent, dishonest brat who has spilled red paint on the white living room carpet. And instead of fessing up, is now gonna paint the whole thing red to hide his mistake.<br><br>I had to forgo the Olberman/Scarborough tag team last night to meet a deadline. In a twisted way, I'm glad I did — because I actually slept when I finally hit the sheets. <br><br><br>
No question that Iran is a trouble maker. Syria, too. Also no question that a smart, intense diplomatic attempt should be exhausted before shells are lobbed. It may be that negotiations would not yield positive results. But sabre-rattling and open antagonism and obstinate refusal to try diplomacy ain't the "way forward".<br><br>Bush (and homies) = Way Backward.<br><br>
Loc: Syracuse, NY
No. The region became dysfunctional with the fall of the Shah and the acsent of radical Islam in Iran. Unfortunatly our President at the time chose to do nothing when our people were held hostage. We looked weak and ineffectual, which we were. This wimpy posture emboldend the radical segment of Islam. Giving us the problems that the current administration must deal with today. <br><br>
"We looked weak and ineffectual, which we were. This wimpy posture emboldend the radical segment of Islam." <br><br>The same could be said of Reagan's withdrawal of our troops following the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing. To lay our current situation solely at Jimmy Carter's feet is unfair and inaccurate, IMO. <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>No. The region became dysfunctional with the fall of the Shah and the acsent of radical Islam in Iran. <p><hr></blockquote><p>Good grief you have to select the booting of our puppet leader out of Iran to shift the blame to a Democrat president? Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, HWBush and Clinton all understood the one thousand year old intricacies of what is in play in the middle east. With the oil there we had to make deals with devils. The Shah and Saddam were two of many. But the tension between the countries painted on the desert by the Brits with the overlying religious fueds were all balanced. <br><br>Then this administration invades and removes the key piece and everything the terrorists ever wanted and everything that Iran fundamentalists ever wanted is now coming true.<br><br>Blaming Carter! Why don't you blame Winston Churchill because it would make more sense.<br>Carter made us look ineffectual? And Bush's actions the past four years has made us look what? Like As[/i]s Clowns? <br><br>That is a great strategy I guess. If I was Iran or Syria I would be worried. A country that has enough nuclear weapons that could vaporize the entire earth is ruled by As[i]s Clowns with SUVs with empty gas tanks. I would be worried too if I had oil under my desert.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the winky. Otherwise I'd swear you meant that I'm all for American soldiers being killed. <br><br>To the meat of your post: You want me to belive that Shiite Iran is supplying Sunni insurgents, including all the Sunni al-Qaeda terrorists you want to throw into the pot, with weapons that are aimed at killing not only Americans but also Iraqi Shiites?<br><br>Talk about reality distortion fields!<br><br>
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Loc: Syracuse, NY
I meant no offense. The winky should have been bigger. <br><br>But of course the Persians are not supplying the Sunni's. The Saudi's are. As are the left over Baathists and Saddam loyalists. They have all those hidden stockpiles of WMD's to draw from. <br><br>
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