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  •  State sponsorship of terrorism and (1+ / 0-)
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    open hostility towards the US is the difference. Plus they are not naturally checked by a major international actor, such as the DPRK is by China.

    Bush spent his political capital like a sailor on shore leave, and we all got an STD.

    by jkennerl on Sat May 19, 2007 at 02:53:58 PM PDT

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    •  Pakistan is a state sponsor, (0+ / 0-)

      and they have a very unstable regime.  Their nukes are a bigger threat.

      -5.88, -7.49 "Will you stand up for an energy policy not dictated by the profits of big oil companies?"- John Edwards

      by cjallen on Sat May 19, 2007 at 02:58:20 PM PDT

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      •  Not like Iran (0+ / 0-)

        Iran is absolutely unchecked in their sponsorship, and their goals are broader and more damaging. Pakistan does it for a purpose, which is to return Kashmir, which we can both agree is more limited in scope.

        Besides, we're just splitting hairs here. No doubt it would have been good to stop AQ Khan before Pakistan go t the bomb, but you can't win em all. However, it looks like we might have a chance to stop Iran from procuring and/or using nukes.

        Bush spent his political capital like a sailor on shore leave, and we all got an STD.

        by jkennerl on Sat May 19, 2007 at 03:05:42 PM PDT

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        •  Iran supports terrorists (0+ / 0-)

          in Lebanon and Palestine.  They probably support the Shias in Iraq.  I'm not sure what other groups they support, if any.
          Pakistan supports their partisans in Kashmir.  They probably support groups in Afghanistan, too, like the Taliban.  I'm not sure about any other groups that they support, if any, but I recall reading in 2001 that the three greatest state sponsors of international terrorism were Pakistan, Iran, and Sudan.

          -5.88, -7.49 "Will you stand up for an energy policy not dictated by the profits of big oil companies?"- John Edwards

          by cjallen on Sat May 19, 2007 at 03:14:03 PM PDT

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