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  •  Plus, Iran is bigger than Iraq (0+ / 0-)

    In land area, Iran is about four times the size of Iraq. In population, they're more than double (about 250%). Iran's GDP is roughly seven times the size of Iraq's. Iran has significant mountainous areas, which means it would be difficult to put boots on the ground.

    I think a lot of people think Iran and Iraq are similar because their names are spelled about the same. Not true. Iran isn't even an Arab country.

    When Romney talks about "our true allies in the Mideast," he's mostly talking about Israel. He's hoping to keep the evangelical voters (a lot of whom dislike Islamic countries, but love Israel) and win over the Jewish voters (some of whom want the U.S. to support Israel).

    Romney is being simplistic. Yay Israel! Boo Iran! He doesn't understand that each country has its own problems and its own situations. I think Hillary Clinton has done a hell of a job as SOS. I shudder to think what someone like John Bolton might do.

    But the angle said to them, "Do not be Alfred. A sailor has been born to you"

    by Dbug on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 10:54:39 PM PDT

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