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Reader comment on item: That NIE Makes War against Iran More Likely

Submitted by Bryan Dabney (United States), Dec 14, 2007 at 08:00

At some point, there is going to be an economic day of reckoning for the United States. "The war" is straining our military capabilities. And its costs, when combined with the profiligacy of the federal government to spend itself into prosperiety, will not have a happy outcome. Greenspan has uttered the "R word" and several countries are talking about shedding themselves of the dollar.

If we operated on a truly pay as you go system of revenue equals spending, then things would be quite different. As it is, we are being governed by people who have engaged the economic auto pilot. When you consider that the president's rhetoric on Iran has been provocative especially in light of the NIE, we are not headed for a more peaceful world but one filled with more war and bloodshed and for what? And who is going to pay the piper for all this? How many more lives must be lost before another "mission accomplished" is uttered? And after Iran do we go after China, or Russia or Venezuela? We ought to pause and think about getting our own house in order. The Constitution does not provide for this country being a world policeman and we cannot afford it.

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