No, we are not between the rock and the hard place, the world is in that situation! Now what do we do for the world.<quoted text>
You are exactly right, the genie is out of the bottle and nobody can change that.
The USA is between a rock and a hard place.
General Abizaid: We Can Live with a Nuclear Iran
September 17, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/3xvs7p
ABC News' Jonathan Karl Reports: In contrast to U.S. officials who have consistently called a nuclear Iran unthinkable, former CENTCOM commander John Abizaid told reporters Monday that he believes the United States could live with a nuclear Iran.
"There are ways to live with a nuclear Iran," Abizaid said. "I believe we have the power to deter Iran if they go nuclear" he said, just as we deterred the Soviet Union and China. "Iran is not a suicidal nation. Nuclear deterrence would work with Iran."
Even so, Abizaid said the U.S. keep up the pressure to try to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons because that would lead to further nuclear proliferation in the region. Asked if bombing Iran would be an option, he said, "We should not preclude any option" but: "War would be devastating to everyone, and we should avoid it to every extent we can."
Abizaid's comments came in response to questions following a news-less speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
The Nuclear Bunker Buster
General Petraeus Says “I Don't Know” if Americans are safer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ghTfBpKGZkYXX&eurl=http%3 A%2F%2Fwww%2Evotevets%2Eorg%2F
Me, I am tired of being the world's policeman, let Europe and other nations do the diry deed, they have more to lose than the US does.
The UK, France, Israel, Russia, S. Africa, Pakistan and India have the nuclear capabilities, let them be the bad guys for awhile.