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  •  On this issue, both sides leave me perplexed. (5+ / 0-)

    It's stupid to make idle threats. You make threats only if you have the means and the will to follow through on them. What options does the USA realistically have other than what they are already doing? The sanctions are really hurting Iran. But are sanctions going to make Iran back off? If not, what are the choices? There is no credible military expert who thinks that any number of air-strikes would do anything but set Iran back a little. Are we going to send an army to invade and conquer Iran, a country the size of France with a well-trained army? No, we are not. So, where are we on this issue? Both sides are exactly where we are now: squeeze the Iranian economy with sanctions until they give up their ambitions. And that's it. There really isn't any other choice that's credible, no matter what Romney and his fellow chicken-hawks might say. But I also fault the President for talking about red lines. Don't make threats you can't follow through on.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:39:26 PM PDT

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