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Submitted by dan (United States), Feb 4, 2009 at 15:04

Daniel,

Excellent analysis. All of your points are good ones.
Iran's derisive rejection of Obama's apologetic approach to them for discussions which described the US as weak is further proof, as if any is needed at this late date, that Islam views negotiations as weakness. The greatest threat in the world to peace is Iran. Their nuclear weapons program must be dismantled or destroyed. Now that they are testing satellite launching missiles this means that they will have intercontinental targeting/attack capabilities. Are we to suffer from an Iranian missile/nuke attack because we will not take action to protect our country? This must not be allowed to happen. Self-defense is not a crime; it is a foundational responsibility for the government of any country to ensure security for its people.

Keep up the good work, Daniel.
-Daniel

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