On to Iran with the war??!!

Yesterday the French President (?) said that "the world" should prepare for the possibility of a war with Iran over their nuclear program. Since France has always in the past taken a contrary position to just about everything US, this is a change. But it worries me. Anyone out there believe that we are moving closer to a war or similar with Iran? Sure seems to me like "they" are starting to spin it, moving in the direction of taking some sort of preemtive (sp?) strike on the Clerics in Iran. Anyone else out there thinking that?


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Submitted by appen on Wed, 09/19/2007 - 2:00pm.

Agreed but, again, it is so rare and almost unheard of that France should suddenly agree with the idea or concept... the thing to look for at this point, if I do not miss my guess, will be Russia (the second to last member of the security council that can and usually does object to a resolution presented by the US, the last one being China) stepping up and supporting the idea and at that point, I might suggest switching to gold or cash... in my 401k!!!

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Submitted by Ga Conservative on Wed, 09/19/2007 - 12:51pm.

While it can be said with certainty that the rhetoric between Iran and the US has been terse since the invasion of Iraq, it has been mainly just that-rhetoric. I don't think that the American people are willing to continue the war in a new country at this point. That being said, it sure does not help when the Iranian President makes inflammatory comments regarding one of our staunchest allies.

A lot of what Ahmadinejad has said has been saber rattling in an attempt to project the sovereignty of the Iranian nation. That is all well and good, but when it borders on provocation and outright defiance of the world nuclear body, it does give pause. When he says that he would like to wipe Israel off of the face of the map, then Ahmadinejad needs to be taken seriously. While every country has the right to protect their borders as they see fit, they should handle their international affairs with a greater sense of care than that quote would attribute.

Hopefully, Ahmadinejad is not a stupid as many here in our country tend to think that he is and will restrain his nuclear goals for energy only. If that is the case, and the border between Iraq and Iran can be secure, then there should not be any need for military action.

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.

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