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  •  Are you indifferent to GOP control of the Senate? (1+ / 0-)
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    Karen from Maui

    Are there no other issues you care about on which GOP control would make a difference?

    Al Franken, who is not on the list of co-sponsors is up for re-election this year.  OK if the GOP replaces him?

    There's no such thing as a free market!

    by Albanius on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 12:59:07 PM PST

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    •  I do care... (0+ / 0-)

      But a war with Iran, a war that could grow into a general Middle East war, dwarfs all those concerns.  Thousands of lives and billions of dollars down the drain.

      If your priorities are different, please calibrate your response to the Senators accordingly.  

      But please make the phone call(s) - the little drops in the bucket - that might prevent war.  

      •  Senators who are keeping mum (1+ / 0-)
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        are doing it because they are working to derail this AIPAC-driven bill behind the scenes.

        Once they come out and say they oppose it, they lose their effectiveness.

        Don't assume that silence means these Senators aren't working hard to preserve the diplomatic solution.

        Wait and see before condemning them.  Sometimes when you are up against something like this, diplomacy in the SENATE is just as important as diplomacy with Iran!

      •  Not just thousands, it could easily end up with (0+ / 0-)

        millions dead depending on how hard Iran fights back.  After all, one of the ideas is to respond to Iran closing the straits by using nuclear weapons against their cities to break their will to fight. Considering Tehran has about 8 million in the city and 14 million if you count the suburbs you can see just what would happen.  The only other alternative would be a massive ground invasion which would mean bringing back the draft to provide the millions of troops required to invade and occupy Iran.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 07:08:17 PM PST

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        •  Agreed (1+ / 0-)
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          I just didn't want to contemplate a million deaths; it is too sickening.

          •  More like ten million if it ends up going nuclear (0+ / 0-)

            which is the only way I can see to actually win it that does not involve reinstating the draft.  Think about that, 10 million dead in less than a second if Tehran is attacked.

            You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

            by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 04:14:16 AM PST

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