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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Doesn't sound like he believes this administration is "strong", or "consistent".

    Based on Obama's words and actions... or lack thereof
    Should probably give your own articles a read for accuracy's sake.

    “Engagement is not appeasement, nor is it containment,” he said. “We know what those are, we know where they lead, and we will not pursue them. And President Obama has repeatedly made clear that words are not enough. Action must match words.”

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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I see this as total BS which some people on the far right are happy to try to spread.
    So, you are saying that Panetta didn't say these things?
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    So, you are saying that Panetta didn't say these things?



    I said what I said, not what you or any other far right loser wants to spin that I said.

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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I said what I said, not what you want to spin that I said.
    You, basically, said nothing. You didn't answer the question... you are avoiding it...why?
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    You, basically, said nothing. You didn't answer the question... you are avoiding it...why?





    I have said all that I'm going to say on this topic.

    Have a nice day as we watch the GOP fade away.

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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Iran's more worried about Israel face stomping them. I'm making sure my cars never dip below half tank right now.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Clinton sent Sec. of Def. Cohen all over the place warning America and the world about Saddam's WMD threat...

    ... Why do I get the feeling these words are not aimed at the world, or Americans, but Obama?
    (Can't wait to see the responses from the likes of ecofarm)

    "We have to remain strong"?????????
    "We live in a dangerous world"???????
    "We have to remain consistent"???????

    Doesn't sound like he believes this administration is "strong", or "consistent".

    Based on Obama's words and actions... or lack thereof, and Obama's Melting Red Line, his Lead from Behind, his Take it from Behind, his abandoning Americans in Benghazi... I can understand Panetta's fears.
    Apparently the best way to remain strong is to continue to feck with countries far away, choose their leaders for them, impose "democracy" on them, slaughter their innocents, destroy their infrastructures, exploit their national resources, send in select corporations to become local "partners", kill many of their adult males and drone the general population into submission. It's what America does to the rest of the world. Do all of this by sending the American People to do this. Do not send your own kith and ken. In Washington your job is to make everyone suffer but everyone in Washington. In Washington your job is to prosper. Walk proud, neocons, walk proud.
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Should probably give your own articles a read for accuracy's sake.
    Those you quoted were Hagel's, not Panetta's, words... and just what do those words mean to you... what exactly does Hagel, for instance, mean here by engagement? Appeasement we know and we know it does not work...containment, on the other-hand, sometimes we know from history, in conjunction with a bit of economic and political backbone, perhaps a few clashes here and there, can and has worked.

    What do you think the likelihood of Obama actually using force to back up his commitment to, as Panetta put it, "...use military force to back up our policy, ? Ten percent chances, maybe 20%? What do you think Israel thinks he will do? What do our allies think Obama might actually do? What do you think our enemies think he will actually do? And what do you think Iran thinks he would actually do?

    Scary.
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    I have said all that I'm going to say on this topic.

    Have a nice day as we watch the GOP fade away.
    Why thank you for those two rather myopic views... and for, I guess, just for adding your two cents.

    Obama is nowhere near making a decision on how, when, or even if, to stop Iran. Just sitting there holding his watcha-callit so he won't pee his pants thinking about it.
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Iran's more worried about Israel face stomping them. I'm making sure my cars never dip below half tank right now.
    Israel does that... then what? Do we, under an Obama leadership, aid Israel? Seems I remember Biden telling the "community" we possibly would not come to our allies side in the future... searching right now trying to find that instance when he said that and what exactly he said, if I remember it was a guarded phrase, hard to tell what he meant...
    "...But resist we much, we must and we will much, about that be committed..." --- the right Reverend Alfred Charles "Al" Shaprton, Jr.

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