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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Cotton point blank stated the case for war.
    Pretty tough talk for a JAG who sat on his ass in Iraq for his service.

    Today's GOP is exactly what President Eisenhower warned us of and you know it .
    Everyone who served in Iraq was in harm's way. I've been there. You?
    Over the top irrationality does not deserve a response.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    A war with Iran (as opposed to a few air strikes) would require a multi-year build-up and probably reinstitution of the draft before we began. It will never happen, but you'd have plenty of warning if it did.
    Re-institution of the draft for a war with Iran? No.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    That is an outstanding contribution SenorXmSirius.
    There's a real good reason why the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee CORKER didn't sign GOP President Bibi's letter.
    While sensible veteran Senator Collins reminds us that the role of the Senate is advice and consent .

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    On Tuesday, the day after his letter to Hezbollah’s masters became public, Cotton provided a clue about his motives: He’d had a breakfast date with the National Defense Industrial Association — a trade group for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and the like.

    You’re not allowed to know what Cotton said to the defense contractors. The event was “off the record and strictly non-attribution.” But you can bet it was what Dwight Eisenhower meant when he warned of the military-industrial complex.

    The defense industry contributed more than $25 million in the 2014 election cycle and spent more than $250 million lobbying over that time period, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. For the defense industry, this is a good investment: If Senate Republicans blow up nuclear talks, it makes war with Iran that much more likely — and nobody would benefit as much from that war as military contractors.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Re-institution of the draft for a war with Iran? No.
    That's why it will never happen. Our army would need to be at least twice as large as at present, maybe three times larger. Can't get there without conscription.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That's why it will never happen. Our army would need to be at least twice as large as at present, maybe three times larger. Can't get there without conscription.
    My no was we wouldn't need a draft to fight a war with Iran.

    I'm not sure why you are saying for certain there will not be a war with Iran. There most certainly can be.

    Besides our MIC, Israel and Saudi Arabia would love nothing better then for us to go to war with Iran. That's a lot of money, and that's a lot of lobbying on the side of war.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    On Tuesday, the day after his letter to Hezbollah’s masters became public, Cotton provided a clue about his motives: He’d had a breakfast date with the National Defense Industrial Association — a trade group for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and the like.

    You’re not allowed to know what Cotton said to the defense contractors. The event was “off the record and strictly non-attribution.” But you can bet it was what Dwight Eisenhower meant when he warned of the military-industrial complex.

    The defense industry contributed more than $25 million in the 2014 election cycle and spent more than $250 million lobbying over that time period, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. For the defense industry, this is a good investment: If Senate Republicans blow up nuclear talks, it makes war with Iran that much more likely — and nobody would benefit as much from that war as military contractors.
    GOP senators appear set on their own breakaway nation - The Washington Post


    it's not cool to plagiarize other peoples work...

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    That is an outstanding contribution SenorXmSirius.
    There's a real good reason why the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee CORKER didn't sign GOP President Bibi's letter.
    While sensible veteran Senator Collins reminds us that the role of the Senate is advice and consent .
    it's a contribution by Dana Milbank.. an opinion writer at Wapo

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Everyone who served in Iraq was in harm's way. I've been there. You?
    Playing the unverifiable 'Real Life" card that GOPs play when backed into a corner.
    Over the top irrationality does not deserve a response.
    Which is why you responded, correct Jack?

    After the thrashings the GOP took in 2006 and 2008--partly due to running away from their President like cowards;
    The GOP developed a superb off-shoot of their 'Patriot' card.
    Advising their members if they wanted to be a candidate, they'd have to do a little service;
    I'll let you as the expert determine how 'soft' that service was for weasels like Cotton.

    Sen. Pryor did a miserable job handling this very issue during the election.
    Not to mention what a coward he was running away from Obama, just like that idiot Grimes.

    Add to that Cotton's lying that DEM's were cutting Social Security and those Arkansas folks bought it,
    and we now have a one-term House member with 60 Senate days experience pushing us closer to war--Cotton's real words .
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

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    GOP senators appear set on their own breakaway nation - The Washington Post


    it's not cool to plagiarize other peoples work...
    Plagiarize? I didn't take credit for it, or post it as my own. How the hell would I know Cotton had a meeting with the MIC? . I just re-posted it.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    My no was we wouldn't need a draft to fight a war with Iran.

    I'm not sure why you are saying for certain there will not be a war with Iran. There most certainly can be.

    Besides our MIC, Israel and Saudi Arabia would love nothing better then for us to go to war with Iran. That's a lot of money, and that's a lot of lobbying on the side of war.
    At our current strength level, victory in a war with Iran would be beyond our capacity.
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