Why haven't we concentrated on Iran all this time?
You pro-Bushies, I ask you point blank:
Why are we playing war with the dirt farmers in Iraq when Iran is the country that we (we as in the people who aren't clueless) knew would turn into a REAL threat?!
Bush has failed us on so many levels it's not even funny.
Worst. President. Ever.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Cause Bush F@#KED Up plain and simple
and Rachel....Who would we send to fight that war? the thugs from the streets? that would also put us at war with 3 countrys all at the same time all in the middle east. the net result....we would be fight ervery country there
- Sacra VeritasLv 71 decade ago
Bush will go down in history with a legacy of bringing democracy to the Middle East. It wasn't that long ago that Obama stated that Iran posed no serious threat (of course this was due to his inexperience, and he's changed that position to align with President Bush.)
It seems that you may be a bigger cowboy (or war mongerer) than President Bush is accused of being. If you think back of what our intelligence was telling us at the time of decision to liberate Iraq, I think it was clear that they were the first priority, and we had a legal basis (14 violated UN resolutions) to go into Iraq. We couldn't do both at the same time. I also believe that intelligence indicated unrest in Iran that could be bolstered by the event in Iraq. Today, as we finish up in Iraq, troops are nearby and able to defend if needed in Iran.
- justgoodfolkLv 71 decade ago
Gloria is right. Iran has been unfairly demonized It's Israel and the US that constantly are the threats to world peace.
Israel and the US have been threatening Iran for years with military actions over lies and innuendo.
How's Iran supposed to react? Just take it and leave it at that? I'd like that but it's not how International politics works. Iran has every reason to fear American/Israeli aggression and every right to defend itself.
"Democrats in Congress are pushing through a resolution that calls for Washington to mount a blockade against Iran—an act of war—as a means of tightening pressure over the nuclear issue. Sponsored by Representative Gary Ackerman (Democrat, New York) in the House and Senator Evan Bayh (Democrat, Indiana) in the Senate, “demands that the President initiate an international effort to immediately and dramatically increase the economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on Iran,” including by “imposing stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran.”
Such a unilateral action is an act of war under international law and could well provoke a military confrontation between the US and Iran."
- Anonymous1 decade ago
OMG! lol...what a question? The US had its eyes on Iran all along- in fact ever since the Iranian revolution. Unfortunately it has used a series of bad & inconsistent policies includinhg containment to deter Iran which have obviously not worked. The only thing that will work is Detente which administration after administration have avoided to engage Iran.
BTW...Iran is not a "real Threat" as you put it. Please explain how Iran is a "real threat" to the US? I am very curious!
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- Puller58Lv 71 decade ago
One of the points of contention about the decision to go to war in Iraq concerns Israel's views and the views of the neoconservatives here in the US. Primarily Jewish, neocons advocated defending Israel in their original PNAC manifesto they used to have published on the web. They supposedly felt Iraq being the weakest of Israel's enemies would be good to knock off in order to pave the way for an assault against Iran. Israel supposedly wanted Iran hit first, but only went along to avoid opening a rift with the administration. As the hopes and dreams of the neocons melted, Israel has been agitating for an assault on Iran despite the obvious problems for the US. Bush has also been knocked for pointing out that Saddam Hussein tried to "kill his daddy." (Assassination attempt on GHW Bush) Bush fanboys will howl that liberals are to blame. (Of course, it's always the liberal's fault.) So we are the victims of an inept President with idiotic advisers.
- ThurstonLv 41 decade ago
Because Iran only recently started selling oil for non-USD currencies and announced a new oil exchange where any currency other then USD would be accepted for oil. Plus, they are encouraging other countries to do the same. They are also trying to get countries to stop pegging their currency to the USD.
This is the only way they can hurt us. The only way they can beat us is to destroy the value of our money, and they have the perfect way to accomplish that.
- BrianneLv 71 decade ago
And for the antiBushies how come you won't let us? If anyone mentions war on Iran antiBushies get their tail feathers all in a tither. And no, Bush isn't the worst president ever.
- Billy DeeLv 71 decade ago
You knew all along? Wow a psychic! The EU has insisted on leading the negotiations since they have better relations. So it is Bush's fault for Iraq when he used force and it is his fault for using diplomacy with Iran. Perhaps it isn't all his fault? Maybe you could blame the Iranians for there warmongering, maybe.
- Doug PLv 41 decade ago
open your mind for two seconds:\
first we are concentrating on iran, but we cant just go marching and blowing them up we have to try democraticlly first and we have been to no succsess and to everyone that says we just attacked iraq just because you must have forgotten the gulf war when we saddam promised to let UN officials inspect for WMDs and later told us to leave and after 10 years your damn right we went in and removed him...stop bashing bush your a moron
- Anonymous1 decade ago
because of Iraq we have to worry about Iran.....literally. They were two enemies and gave us the ability to "play both ends against the middle" and Bush went in there and said, "not on my watch, I want both ends played against the US!"
and the rest is recent history
- Anonymous1 decade ago
for one thing : dont jump to conclusions the number one threat to world peace is the united states my friend because politics from the reagan area and now bush