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  •  Iran is too complicated (4.00)
    Imagine if this country was pretty much the same, but after Congress passed a bill and the President signed it, it went to an unelected board of Southern Baptists who could deem it un-Christian and disallow it.

    Further, imagine that this council of reverends could deem certain candidates too un-Christian to run for office.

    Lastly, (this won't be that hard to imagine) imagine that the armed forces and FBI were filled with Southern Baptists.

    Our country would still work fairly well, but it would not go well for women's rights, and a lot of young people would feel pretty stifled.  

    And after the reverends were exposed a la Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Rush Limbaugh... as total hypocrites rather than American patriots, the people would begin to get restless.

    Nevertheless, we would not welcome anyone bombing our country, we would protect it against invasion, and we would not want to give up our nuclear weapons either before or after a revolution or war to remove the reverends.

    If we want to prevent Iran from having a nuclear bomb it will require subjugating the country rather than merely changing the leadership at the top.  But, the real prerequisite for a country to have nuclear weapons, should be that they have civilian control of the military, and they have a democracy.  Iran can accomplish this without too much trouble because they already have good elections, and the people believe in the principles.

    What we are trying to do is foment revolution in Iran, without appearing to do so.  But it is very tricky work.  It's also possible that we are thinking of using our little nuclear tipped bunker busters to destory their capability to make a bomb.  But that would be unlikely to succesfully destroy their program, and would backfire by eliminating any internal dissent in Iran.

    That's my opinion, anyway.

    No death squads.

    The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs- Hunter S. Thompson- (RIP)

    by BooMan23 on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 04:14:45 AM PST

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