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Iran is a problem

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Submitted by sheerahkahn (United States), Dec 13, 2007 at 13:16

Mr. Pipes,

Oddly enough, I would concur that Iran is a problem, the unfortunate reality is that we are no longer the solution to their problematic state. Yes, I used the phrase, "unfortunate reality" because our military, our national might, our where-with-all has been ill spent in Iraq (perhaps, it was Iran that we were suppose to invade and there was a typo in the orders, who knows except the person typing out the order to attack).

Our military is falling apart, and unless the Republican Party wants to cough up a few thousand volunteers ASAP, it is unlikely that we will be ready to face any challenge Iran throws up at us right now. And as it stands regarding the proliferation of nuclear weapons, it seems more realistic to assume that Saudi Arabia is going to be birthing a nuke long before Iran does. Yes, the Arabian states are very nervous about their Persian counterparts, and the fact that the Arab's distrust the Persians more than they hate the Israeli's points to a very, very complicated future for any US President.

Also as a side note, I couldn't help but notice your ...comment... regarding the NIE... "(list of names) have skillfully dissected and refuted this shoddy, politicized, outrageous parody of a piece of propaganda, so I need not dwell on that here." And yet you did dwell on it ...

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