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    Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    "We have to remain strong," says former US secretary of defense.



    “It is the Supreme Leader [Ali Khamenei] who is key, and he is not likely to give up [uranium] enrichment,” Panetta warned. “We have to remain strong. We have to remain consistent.”

    The fact remains that we live in a very dangerous world,”...


    Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran | JPost | Israel News
    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.
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    This just in: people who are part of the military industrial complex like war. Up next sun rises in the east, but many are surprised to find that it sets in the west.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    This just in: people who are part of the military industrial complex like war. Up next sun rises in the east, but many are surprised to find that it sets in the west.
    I wouldn't exactly call retired Sec. of Def. Panetta part of the IMC. Look at the party he's part of. The Treasonous Left. Sending troops to war and then stabbing them in the back for political expediency. Now, Panetta wasn't in government then, but it's his party.

    He's a Demokrat and it's just a little odd he would come out with such warnings... as noted in the OP... I think it's to send a shot towards The Incompetent One.
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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.
    The words are certainly aimed at the USA and not at the world at large. It is in the US that the decisions on how to spend the cash are going to be made.

    The Words are correct, however. The world is a dangerous place and it is getting much more dangerous as we go. There is hardly any doubt that the world will become so difficult, that we will not be able to guaranty security in the international theater no matter what we spend. But for the next 10 or 20 years we are safe from direct attack against us. Probably.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I wouldn't exactly call retired Sec. of Def. Panetta part of the IMC. Look at the party he's part of. The Treasonous Left. Sending troops to war and then stabbing them in the back for political expediency. Now, Panetta wasn't in government then, but it's his party.

    He's a Demokrat and it's just a little odd he would come out with such warnings... as noted in the OP... I think it's to send a shot towards The Incompetent One.
    I made no reference to party. Both political parties like profiting from war. Unlike your immature blind partisan hatred.

    Oh and about stabbing the troops in the back...
    Republicans pushed for the war in Iraq but then refused to give them proper equipment. So you can just put the lid on that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    I made no reference to party. Both political parties like profiting from war. Unlike your immature blind partisan hatred.

    Oh and about stabbing the troops in the back...
    Republicans pushed for the war in Iraq but then refused to give them proper equipment. So you can just put the lid on that.
    ROTFLOL...

    Yes, I'm a partisan, and one who knows that the Left are a treasonous lot who send troops to war for political expediency, and then abandon them for the same reason. You do recall the Libs voted against the war, and then after the public supported it, asked for a second vote to make up for their political miscalculation.

    You see, the majority of D's do not vote conscience when it comes to sending troops to war, for them it's all a political calculation. Just as their treasonous stabbing of the troops in the back was when things got tough.

    The Republicans sent the troops to war with the military we had; I recall the cry for up-armored vehicles, but hey... that was again the result of years of Clinton neglect.

    And yes... the Republicans are always for cutting the military and neglecting troops the best equipment. (rolling eyes icon)

    Now... back to the OP... the statements by Panetta seem to be aimed at Obama because he has proven to be both weak and inconsistent.
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    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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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.



    Because that's what you want to believe.

    President Obama has issued the same warnings.

    This is nothing new except for the conspiracy theorists and the Anti-Obama far right.
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Because that's what you want to believe.

    President Obama has issued the same warnings.

    This is nothing new except for the conspiracy theorists and the Anti-Obama far right.
    Well...

    That being said, why do you suppose Panetta took the opportunity to say these things now then? Think it is because the President seems sufficiently strong and consistent in this dangerous world... or not so much?

    Would that also mean in your mind that Panetta has switched sides, is now a part of the conspiracy theorists and the Anti-Obama far right... or maybe just a very concerned ex-S of D ?
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Well...

    That being said, why do you suppose Panetta took the opportunity to say these things now then? Think it is because the President seems sufficiently strong and consistent in this dangerous world... or not so much?

    Would that also mean in your mind that Panetta has switched sides, is now a part of the conspiracy theorists and the Anti-Obama far right... or maybe just a very concerned ex-S of D ?



    I see this as total BS which some people on the far right are happy to try to spread.
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    Re: Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Because that's what you want to believe.

    President Obama has issued the same warnings.

    This is nothing new except for the conspiracy theorists and the Anti-Obama far right.
    Obama's actions are contrary to Panetta's words.

    ROTFLOL... I smell one pissed of Socialist...
    It's not a conspiracy theory; Panetta publicly spoke those words about what this administration must do.

    We have to remain strong... that wasn't the call when our troops were in Iraq. Retreat was the call of the Socialists. Obama's included.
    We have to remain consistent... Obama has been inconsistent. He's been leading from his behind; he's been setting melting Red Lines.

    Obama acts decisively and uses strong language against his enemies... Republicans. But Panetta wasn't referencing his handling of those enemies.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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