Will there be Shock & Awe in Iran?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Writing in the Washington Note, Steven C. Clemons reports that Cheney is working with the AEI warmongers to short-circuit the efforts of Bush’s secretaries of defense and state to find a diplomatic solution. Clemons reports that one former high level national security official describes the Cheney-AEI conspiracy as possibly an act of "criminal insubordination" against President Bush.

    http://antiwar.com/roberts/

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hopefully not.

    First, the architects of the whole shock and awe theory have moved on to other jobs... notably Wolfowitz who was just fired from his other high profile political job as head of the World Bank.

    Second, Iran and the USA are having talks for the first time in years. There is the possibility that with the right mix of diplomacy, political and economic pressure, and UN intervention it can be resolved.

    Third, the USA knows that Iran has nuclear weapons because they keep advertising the fact that they are enriching their uranium. We are the ones who came up with the mutually assured destruction scenarios during the cold war, we know what happens if Iran has even medium range missiles that could hit our allies in Israel or even Europe. That is a lot of the reason we are not going after north Korea, we are actually afraid of what they can do.

    Finally, there is zero popular support at home for the invasion of another Islamic country. Everyone is sick of the war, the cost, the death tolls, and the impact it is having on our international reputation. We certainly would have very few allies, even less than the current Coalition of the Willing. Especially after what just happened to Tony Blair, he basically had to quit being the PM of England because of his support of the war in Iraq.

    This lack of popular support will have an effect on the elections. With new presidential elections coming up in 2008 and the very low approval rating for bush their is no way that other Republicans will risk their positions by supporting another invasion.

    I can think of very few things that would be worse for us right now than invading another country again. If their was another major terrorist attack they may be able to drum up the support like the last one, but with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan still dragging on I can see no way that would even be possible.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I foresee a change in Iran, but nothing like Iraq. The Iranian people are so sick and tired of being run by IslamoFascists they might kick the bums out.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Iranians are in Shock and Awe towards the US. Shocked at how incapable our military planners are and Awe at how much we are willing to spend to implement these same failed plans.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do you know anyone stupid enough to attack Iran? Iran views Israel as the USA. They would nuke Israel, poof gone..

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  • 1 decade ago

    Turn all the sand to glass.....

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Probably since Duh is still president

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