Iran War

Should the US wage war with Iran?

  • Yes

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SGaynor

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No reason at this time. Nothing has changed that hasn't been the status quo for the last 40 years.

Well, except that Iran is pulling out of the Iran deal...because the US did. But still no reason to go to war.
 

JUKE179r

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Tf? I don't know how the hell my poll response ended up Yes when I clicked No.
Not no but Hell NO! Been there (in the middle east), done that, got the medals, ribbons, coins & t-shirt for playing in the sand box. Not fun.
 
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SGaynor

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Now the WH spin-meisters are putting this all on Bolton - that it's not what Trump really wants. Yet, this has been brewing for weeks and he didn't say shit, in fact encouraged it.

Just another case of a White House that is out of control and a President that is out of touch/out of his depth.

Trump, frustrated by advisers, is not convinced the time is right to attack Iran
But President Trump is frustrated with some of his top advisers, who he thinks could rush the United States into a military confrontation with Iran and shatter his long-standing pledge to withdraw from costly foreign wars, according to several U.S. officials. Trump prefers a diplomatic approach to resolving tensions and wants to speak directly with Iran’s leaders.

Trump grew angry last week and over the weekend about what he sees as warlike planning that is getting ahead of his own thinking, said a senior administration official with knowledge of conversations Trump had regarding national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“They are getting way out ahead of themselves, and Trump is annoyed,” the official said. “There was a scramble for Bolton and Pompeo and others to get on the same page.”

Bolton, who advocated regime change in Iran before joining the White House last year, is “just in a different place” from Trump, although the president has been a fierce critic of Iran since long before he hired Bolton. Trump “wants to talk to the Iranians; he wants a deal” and is open to negotiation with the Iranian government, the official said.


 

SGaynor

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https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/the-many-downsides-of-war-with-iran/

The Many Downsides of War with Iran
Of course we would deal greater damage to Iran than they would to us. Of course we’d (over time) get the best of any military exchange. But it’s easy to imagine a shocked American public looking at the loss of life, the loss of material, and the economic disruption and wondering, “When did we agree to this?”

And unless the administration goes to Congress and the American public, lays out its case for conflict, and receives congressional authorization, the answer would be simple and potentially politically catastrophic: They did not agree. America should not stumble into war. Aside from the demands of immediate self-defense, there should be no conflict with Iran absent congressional approval. Congress, for its part, should not approve such a conflict absent the most serious, urgent, and compelling need.