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    Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    Seems to me that more then a few people are blaming the President for oil price increases. And they're right. The Iranian sanctions are directly at fault for much of the price increases. Therefore, do you support an end to Iranian oil sanctions to bring down oil prices?
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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Seems to me that more then a few people are blaming the President for oil price increases. And they're right. The Iranian sanctions are directly at fault for much of the price increases. Therefore, do you support an end to Iranian oil sanctions to bring down oil prices?
    If doing so would drop the price of gas a dollar or two I'd agree. I don't think we need to fear their nuclear ambitions as much as some do.

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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    Yes, end the sanctions. They only create hardship on the Iranian people, not their leaders and just heightens their perception of the US as the great Satan, which plays right into the hands of the Iranian regime.
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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Seems to me that more then a few people are blaming the President for oil price increases. And they're right. The Iranian sanctions are directly at fault for much of the price increases. Therefore, do you support an end to Iranian oil sanctions to bring down oil prices?
    There isn't a shortage of oil due to at this time. Speculators may think the middle east situation may lead to a shortage, not just the sanctions, so just ending that will not reduce prices much. And for us, our investments are doing very well. And what we have been exporting oil. So I think it may be better to not export our oil.

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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    No. Import the difference from Canada if possible.

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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Seems to me that more then a few people are blaming the President for oil price increases. And they're right. The Iranian sanctions are directly at fault for much of the price increases. Therefore, do you support an end to Iranian oil sanctions to bring down oil prices?
    I think the plan is actually to invade Iran so that the west can control the oil market and thus lower the prices. Kind of the long road around but it's a more long-term solution.

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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    no, i dont want my money funding hezbollah & hamas.

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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Seems to me that more then a few people are blaming the President for oil price increases. And they're right. The Iranian sanctions are directly at fault for much of the price increases. Therefore, do you support an end to Iranian oil sanctions to bring down oil prices?
    I think a nuclear armed Middle East would bring up oil prices a great deal more.

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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    If it's that simple to keep the prices down, end the sanctions immediately. I don't know why anyone thinks of Iran as a military threat. Killing your customers is astoundingly bad business. They would have to be literally suicidal to attack the United States or really any part of the west. So long as they want our money, they need us not only alive but prospering and continuing to need more and more of their oil. Iranian nukes aren't a threat to us. Their Middle Eastern neighbors, especially their Sunni neighbors, are the ones who should be worried.
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    Re: Obama should end Iranian Sanctions to Reduce Oil Prices

    Its a hard question. I have as little faith that ending the sanctions will lower oil prices as I do of the sanctions modifying the behavior of the Iranian government. Its a cost benefit analysis in which all options are pretty much worthless.

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