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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    So... Are -all- of The Obama's plans stiupid ideas, just as you apparently believed Bush's to be?
    No, some of Obama's plans are stupid, just like The Bush's.
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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    The article is more nuanced than that.

    It states:

    Robert Gates, the Pentagon chief, has warned President Barack Obama in a secret "wake-up call" memo that the White House has no effective policy for dealing with a nuclear Iran.

    There is a policy for trying to prevent Iran's becoming a nuclear weapons-capable state. Whether that policy is effective or not is a separate matter. Secretary Gates was looking ahead and commenting with respect to a scenario under which Iran had attained a nuclear weapons capability.

    The article also notes:

    Since the three-page memo, written in January, a series of new options have been developed for Mr. Obama, including military means for dealing with Tehran if it should acquire a nuclear weapon, The New York Times reported.

    My guess is that the new options would emphasize deterrence but do include military plans to safeguard vital U.S. interests in the region. Situations that would lead to a U.S. military response could include an Iranian attempt to block the transit of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, an attack on U.S. allies (e.g., Israel) or key international energy suppliers (e.g., Saudi Arabia), among some others.

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    either way, you end up being wrong.
    gates isn't

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    gates isn't
    He may or may not be, but either way, your use of Gates comments was 100 % inaccurate and misleading.
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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    I would simply be stunned if either the US or Israel militarily attacked Iran outright. I estimate a successful preemption would require at least two weeks of intense 24/7 air strikes. Special Ops on the ground would be required along Iran's coastline to keep the Persian Gulf open to oil tanker traffic.

    I don't think Obama has the balls to do what would be required. I don't think Israel has the military capability to do what would be required. If either military should attack Iran, the other will certainly be sucked into the resulting fray whether they want it or not. Due to this piggy-back effect, I don't think either would act unilaterally. They would both know well before anyone else.

    A tipoff would be any large scale shuttling of diplomatic/military personnel between Washington and Jerusalem.

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    The article is more nuanced than that
    you gotta work awful hard to nuance "no policy"

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    He may or may not be
    LOL!

    the SECRETARY of DEFENSE "may" or "may not be" WRONG when he states the PRESIDENT has NO POLICY

    unbelievable

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post

    Or... if I am suddenly and mysteriously re-activated
    We cannot have this, so war with Iran is not allowed.

    Thankfully, I am too old for callup from inactive reserves, and the Navy won't need to do callup's anyway.
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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    The Prof...do you think if you keep repeating already disposed of arguments, they will magically become true?
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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The Prof...do you think if you keep repeating already disposed of arguments, they will magically become true?
    he believes the argument fairy will fix them.
    Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 08-04-10 at 05:08 PM.

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