Tuesday, April 29, 2008

War with Iran

For a depressing assessment on the increasing prospects for war with Iran, see Dan Rabkin's excellent article in FrongPage. Those who want to avoid such depressing articles may prefer to click here instead :-)


professor ed said...

I STRONGLY SUPPORTED our military action against Afganistan. I RELUCTANTLY SUPPORTED our invasion of Iraq (and the toppling of their government). I WILL NOT under any circumstance support the U.S. going to war with Iran. If this must be, it is time for other nations to shoulder the burden. What about an historic military alliance of Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia carrying out such an operation; that would be SOMETHING I'd like to see. Or what about Europe joining its various forces under a European Union type flag, to carry out this "surgery"? Obviously my point is this country has done MORE than its share of military efforts in that part of the world. It is high time somebody (or several somebodies) picked up the gauntlet. And, as a little side note, can anybody fathom what the price of a gallon of gas would go to,if Iran were to be invaded?

Dennis said...

professor ed,

I certainly sympathize with your position. I think the article did a good job of pointing out the potential devestating consequences of attacking Iran.

On the other hand, what about the consequences of a nuclear powered nation whose leaders who "love death like we love life" and have the goal of conquering the world for Islam?

Brent said...

If you like the idea of war with Iran, vote for John "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" McCain.

L'oiseau said...

Or Hillary "I will obliterate Iran if I am President" Clinton.

professor ed said...

I understand the civilized world's concerns over the seriousness of a nuclear Iran. But I firmly believe the U.S. is NOT in a position, at this time, to fiscally or milatarily undertake another military "investment". Other nations, besides the U.S., would certainly be adversly affected by a nuclear Iran; why not let them shoulder the military risk/cost. If we must, maybe we could support such military action with a "lend lease" plan to support/equip our friends willing to fight this conflict.

Dennis said...

professor ed,

I really like your idea in theory. My pessimism, however, leads me to think that in reality, no one is going to step up to the plate on this one--not even America.

We (the whole world) will stand by while Iran develops nuclear weapons. Then we will have a nightmare scenerio that makes the retaliation discussed in the article I originally cited look mild.

I sure hope I'm wrong.