Bush overstates threat posed by a nuclear Iran

S trength is often judged by how you carry yourself. Are you cocky and shouting? Or measured and calm? The Bush administration is acting more cocky than calm, not like the leaders of a superpower but like ... Full Story
Nader McKinney

United States

#1 Sep 14, 2008
Dr Ron & Ralph

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almost identical, so that
the American people can
'throw the rascals out'
at any election without
leading to any profound or
extensive shifts in policy."
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Wm Enos - Philadelphia

Doylestown, PA

#2 Sep 14, 2008
Enough saber rattling. It's high time we recognized how much of our intellectual, financial, and political resources have been wasted on nuclear weapons. Perhaps if the US starts talking sense, the rest of the world would be more likely to respond in kind.
RSC

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Sep 14, 2008
Iranians are told that America must fall. It has become a religious practice to hate Israelies and Americans. Iran is a radical terrorist nation that will use nuclear weaponry on whomever they choose, regardless of possible retaliation. Anyone who does not see them as a threat is a moron.
Silverstein

Cicero, IL

#4 Sep 14, 2008
I'm sure it gives great comfort to Israel to know that a "scholar" (whatever that is) who writes for HIS OWN web site and argues that nuclear weapons "aren't all that useful" says that Iran is really no danger.(In doing so, he writes "Iran" with a lower case "i." Lots of credibility there). This web site totally dismisses the role of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic bombs in ending World War Two, even though Japanese leaders at the time said it was so. But Mr. Wilson and his colleagues at this obscure web site that the Perspective authors somehow found to discredit for the 178th time President Bush for one thing or another. Nowhere in his web site or in this Tribune piece is there to be found a biography of Wilson, which would justify his being called a "scholar." The time is overdue for Perspective to take a look at its leftist self and think aboukt providing a "perspective" from different points of view, not just the extreme left week after week. In the meantime, Israel can now sleep soundly knowing that three nukes from "iran" that would destroy the country will remain in their Tehran launchers. Add that assurance to $4 and you can get a coffee at Starbucks.
Hashem

Raleigh, NC

#5 Sep 14, 2008
Silvertein,

Why not make an objective argument instead of whining about left and right (after all, your left is another man's right) or punctuation.

Here's an objective argument:

For Iran's purpose, biochemical warfare would be much more effective. It is easier to develop, less detectable, can kill a hell of a lot of Jews and, most importantly, they already have the technology.
So why haven't the Mullahs used biochems already? For the same reason they won't use the A-bomb.

Israelis may not be able to sleep soundly at night. But, hey, welcome to the club. Who can?

We should all be loosing sleep over the fact that the annihilation of innocent people can be glorified as the means for "ending" a conflict.
Hashem

Raleigh, NC

#6 Sep 14, 2008
RSC wrote:
Iranians are told that America must fall. It has become a religious practice to hate Israelies and Americans. Iran is a radical terrorist nation that will use nuclear weaponry on whomever they choose, regardless of possible retaliation. Anyone who does not see them as a threat is a ****.
1) Iranians hate the Israeli and American governments, not Israelis and Americans.

2) it is not a religious hatred, as its root is US intervention in their country's affairs in the 50s and its support of Saddam in the 80s.

3) Is it based on intuition that you say "Iran will use nuclear weaponry on whomever they choose, regardless of possible retaliation"? But, the fact that the ayatollahs didn't continue the war with Saddam, when they could have won, shows that they do care about retaliation.

4) Iran may be a threat, but so is China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc. A **** is anyone who just talks the talk, but hides in the anonymity of cyberspace when it is time to walk the walk.
Bob

Arlington, TN

#7 Sep 14, 2008
Nailed the shit out of it!
Saisson

United States

#8 Sep 15, 2008
Sounds more like Woodrow Wilson and his failed League of Nations
Rick

Emma, MO

#9 Sep 15, 2008
twaddle and poppycock! Wishful thinking, in extremis...
Paula L

Brockport, NY

#10 Sep 17, 2008
I suppose the fact that Iran has been caught secretly refitting a missle cone for a nulcear capability is ok then?
psycho_on_the_lo ose_in_NY

United States

#11 Sep 18, 2008
Paula L wrote:
I suppose the fact that Iran has been caught secretly refitting a missle cone for a nulcear capability is ok then?
Keep up the "fact" manufacturing. It is very telling of your true nature.

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