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To: GOPJ

For the record, I'm not saying that Israel should attack Iran...

...but Israel has to look out for Israel. They live with the threat (and the deadly attacks) on a daily basis. If they feel the need to protect themselves by attacking Iran, that's their business.

Our Carrot and Stick approach left us with a North Korean mess. We shouldn't make the same mistake with Iran.


19 posted on 03/21/2005 9:36:47 AM PST by Terpesman
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To: Terpesman
For the record, I'm not saying that Israel should attack Iran... ...but Israel has to look out for Israel. They live with the threat (and the deadly attacks) on a daily basis. If they feel the need to protect themselves by attacking Iran, that's their business. Our Carrot and Stick approach left us with a North Korean mess. We shouldn't make the same mistake with Iran.

Israel's best chance for survival is a free and democratic ME. Israel and America have been used as easy whipping boys by ME thug/leaders for years. They tell poor disenfranchised Arab citizens that they're poor, or miserable or whatever because of Israel and the US. It's never because they live under 14th century corrupt despotic leaders. Nope, it's always the fault of Israel and the US. Nothing will sink that type of thinking faster than a rule of law/free/democratic region. All these years Israel has retaliated. And it hasn't worked. Well, hasn't worked in the long run.

That region has been at war forever. It's time for a new way. The Bush democracy movement is worth a try -- and it's worth the time is takes to succeed.

And your comment on North Korea? That's nuts. Surely you're not comparing policy made by a liberal Clinton administration with North Korea with what we're trying to do with Iran. Please, tell me you don't really see Clinton and Bush as being the same.

28 posted on 03/21/2005 11:00:18 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals haven't had a new idea in 40 years.)
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