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    •  F*ck the first day of the work week n/t (5+ / 0-)

      "He's patriotic in sincere ways, and not in photo-op ways." - jenontheshore

      by Ivey476 on Tue May 27, 2008 at 05:07:43 AM PDT

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      •  First day before next war: IRAN! (2+ / 0-)
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        Crashing Vor, Ivey476

        Man, price of gas is going to be $8/gallon easy.
        The neocon needs to be taken out pronto before they are killing more people. Hillary turns out to be the biggest neocon tool too.


        Bush 'plans Iran air strike by August'

        Two key US senators briefed on the attack planned to go public with their opposition to the move, according to the source, but their projected New York Times op-ed piece has yet to appear.

        The source, a retired US career diplomat and former assistant secretary of state still active in the foreign affairs community, speaking anonymously, said last week that that the US plans air strike against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The air strike would target the headquarters of the IRGC's elite Quds force. With an estimated strength of up to 90,000 fighters, the Quds' stated mission is to spread Iran's revolution of 1979 throughout the region.

        Targets could include IRGC garrisons in southern and southwestern Iran, near the border with Iraq. US officials have repeatedly claimed Iran is aiding Iraqi insurgents. In January 2007, US forces raided the Iranian consulate general in Erbil, Iraq, arresting five staff members, including two Iranian diplomats it held until November. Last September, the US Senate approved a resolution by a vote of 76-22 urging President George W Bush to declare the IRGC a terrorist organization. Following this non-binding "sense of the senate" resolution, the White House declared sanctions against the Quds Force as a terrorist group in October. The Bush administration has also accused Iran of pursuing a nuclear weapons program, though most intelligence analysts say the program has been abandoned.

    •  unfortunately (5+ / 0-)

      but it somehow feels like  a Monday to me...

      "There is no job that is America's God-given right anymore." -Carly Fiorina CEO, Hewlett-Packard

      by baffled on Tue May 27, 2008 at 05:08:08 AM PDT

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    •  Like it or not, John McCain did something... (1+ / 0-)
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      that will be problematic for Obama.

      His proposal that Obama go to Iraq will be difficult to deal with.

      If Obama refuses, he looks like he's not interested in informing himself, even worse, he looks like he's afraid.

      If Obama accepts, it makes McCain look like a leader on the issue. And, it will look like Obama accepts the whole premise of why we're there to begin with.

      I can't wait to see how Obama deals with this.

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