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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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    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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    Re: Is Obama Bluffing?

    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.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago.


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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!


    ME and war are almost synonyms

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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?
    Iraq is not a perfect place, but were leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government... In Afghanistan weve broken the momentum of the Taliban... And around the globe, as we draw down in Iraq, we have gone after al Qaeda so that terrorists who threaten America will have no safe haven. - Barack Obama

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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.
    Iraq is not a perfect place, but were leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government... In Afghanistan weve broken the momentum of the Taliban... And around the globe, as we draw down in Iraq, we have gone after al Qaeda so that terrorists who threaten America will have no safe haven. - Barack Obama

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