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    Is Obama Bluffing?

    If...we do this, does he deserve to be criticized for militarism?

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    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's goal in coming talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to persuade him that the United States "has Israel's back" so that Israel has no need to rush toward air strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities, the president said in a newly published interview.
    In a meeting at the White House on Monday, the president told journalist Jeffrey Goldberg he will try to persuade the Israeli leader that an attack now would backfire at a time when Iran is under increasing international pressure.
    In an interview granted earlier this week and posted on the Atlantic magazine's website Friday morning, Goldberg reported that Obama is dismissive of a strategy of containment as unworkable and called it "unacceptable" for Iran to have a nuclear weapon.
    Obama said he plans to tell Netanyahu that he will order military strikes against Iran's nuclear program if the current international sanctions are not successful in deterring its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The possibility of an American strike against Iran is a serious one, Goldberg reported.
    "I think that the Israeli government recognizes that, as president of the United States, I don't bluff," Obama said, according to the report. "I also don't, as a matter of sound policy, go around advertising exactly what our intentions are. But I think both the Iranian and the Israeli governments recognize that when the United States says it is unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say."

    Obama on Iran: 'I don't bluff' - Wire Lifestyle - The Sacramento Bee

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    Re: Is Obama Bluffing?

    If we do this, we better do it from afar, and never put a boot on the ground.

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    Re: Is Obama Bluffing?

    My guess is he'll try his best to delay military action until after the election, I have no doubt he'd strike Iran if he didn't have to worry about scaring away Independents and some of his own supporters.
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    Obama doesn't have what it takes to start something with Iran. Not going to happen. And that's good as the last thing we need is another war in the ME.
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    Re: Is Obama Bluffing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Obama doesn't have what it takes to start something with Iran. Not going to happen. And that's good as the last thing we need is another war in the ME.

    The Middle East is always in some type of war one way or another and the world must be involved for many reasons, one way or another!


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    Re: Is Obama Bluffing?

    Obama's always bluffing.

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    Re: Is Obama Bluffing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Obama doesn't have what it takes to start something with Iran. Not going to happen. And that's good as the last thing we need is another war in the ME.
    War powers act... Obama can twitch funny and Invade Iran and bankrupt the west if he desires.


    Unfortunate that he has to travel over there and kiss butt.

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    Re: Is Obama Bluffing?

    Did Obama say that he would use military force to keep Iran from having a Nuclear Weapon? Or did he use weasel "it's unacceptable and we won't accept it because it's unacceptable" style-language?
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    Re: Is Obama Bluffing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    The Middle East is always in some type of war one way or another and the world must be involved for many reasons, one way or another!


    ME and war are almost synonyms
    The threat to Israel is a huge poitical lie... Meir Dagan, Tamir Pardo and Martin Van Creveld have said so...

    Obama knows what Bibi is trying to do... he's not going to be hoodwinked.

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    the threat to Israel is literally cataclysmic. especially thanks to the Smartest President Ever's decision to get rid of missile shield development in vain hopes that it would convince the Russians to convince the Iranians to stop building up a nuclear program.
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