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It's all over the news! The independent senator from Connecticut proffers that its time for war with Iran.
The Iranian government is the political counterpart of The Simpsons. It's hard to take anything they say seriously, except they do extraordinarily stupid and annoying things... including getting caught training and supplying insurgents.
I got this related email from a gentleman with whom I have telephone conversations and exchange thoughts via email:
IRAN:1. Senator Liebermann calls for attacks on Iran over terrorist support to Iraq elements on Face the Nation.2. U.S. is presently conducting a naval exercise, primarily defending against small boat attacks.3. U.S. advises Israel that it will reassess Iran at the end of the year; Israel agrees that diplomacy at this time is the best course of action.4. Iran is ramping up its efforts to secure anti-U.S. support in Central America, South America, and elsewhere.5. Iran threatens global retaliation if attacked, indicating that Iran already has cells in place for such a response.Question: Do you think that we're really going to attack Iran within the next eighteen months?I can't imagine that we should expect positive global political developments from such an action. If the U.S. is contemplating attacking Iran, shouldn't the U.S. save the assault and political fallout for its nuclear weapons program? At this point, is there any strong possibility that the U.S. would undertake that potential mission? Has that moment passed or simply been delayed due to the Iraq war?What is Liebermann thinking? If the U.S. was going to strike Iran over its terrorist and general insurgency support to elements in Iraq, why didn't the U.S. conduct such an attack two years ago?I think Elvis has left the building.
I think Bush's "capital" has been spent with regard to wars in the Middle East.So, Senator Joe, I think you may be correct, but you are not going to be right.
It would take a direct attack by Iranian troops to get U.S. military involved. Iran's mullahs may be fanatics, but they aren't stupid. They will continue to push the world's hot buttons only until it gets them to the edge of war... then they will make some phony conciliatory gesture to stop any action against them. Their goal is to spread their influence around the region, not their blood.