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Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-07-06 11:56||
#6 I hear that Obama may go to war with Iran, just to win re-election.
I rate this as No Chance in Hell. Obama's support comes from catering to his various individual constituencies - gay marriage, immigration, health care, unions, blame-Bush, etc. Even though they each have their own agenda, this would piss them all off collectively. Any support he would pick up from the Right would be swamped by massive disapproval on the Left.
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-06 12:46||
#7 As for the Hisbullies and their partners in crime, they have been too clever by half. As long as they could score Jihad Points by launching rockets into the empty desert and taking pot shots at the occasional settler, they were golden.
But now they have better, more accurate weapons and can cause some real damage. The IDF cannot afford to let that happen, no matter how much weeping and hand-wringing the international community generates. If it happens, and by 'if' I mean 'when', the response will necessarily be savage.
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-06 13:05||
#8 The only way the administration would go to war with Iran is if they stumble into it.
Right now it's the Dance of the Seven Political Veils: moving mine countermeasure assets into the Gulf (in case the Iranians attempt to block the Straits), staging a specops platform (the USS Ponce), beefing up ground forces in Kuwait, and waging a multi-front diplomatic offensive.
The idea is to simultaneously charm/convince/pressure the mullahs, mollify Israel, and buy time, at least until November has passed, preferably longer.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-06 13:53||
#9 I don't see how The One could possibly push back elections for any war. We held elections through the Civil War and also WWII.
Posted by gorb 2012-07-06 15:15||
#10 What is the reasoning behind the statement, "Obama might start a war in Iran just to win re-election."
Is it the thought that we would all rise in patriotic fevor behind our fearless leader and rush to the polls to vote for him? Just because he stated a war?
I just don't understand the reasoning behind that statement.... particularly after reading comments here.
Posted by Sherry 2012-07-06 15:53||
#11 I don't see how The One could possibly push back elections for any war
I don't think anyone mentioned delaying the elections.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-06 17:30||
#12 just soon-to-be-ex Governor Bev Purdue
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-06 20:02||
#13 The statement, "Obama might start a war in Iran just to win re-election.", is not based on any reasoning. Responding to something ok, possibly. SteveS has it right, there is no electoral benefit to Obama to starting something.
It is just someone running their mouth without engaging their brain. Not uncommon, not relevant.
Posted by rammer 2012-07-06 20:15||