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UN decision on Iraq leaves Bush with tough choice

Reader comment on item: Decision Time on Iran

Submitted by Joe Fitzgerald (United States), Nov 2, 2006 at 11:06

You paint a very grim picture of Iran's threat which I totally agree with, except the part where you suggest the possibility the "choice" may be in the hands of Bush's successor.

Winston Churchill writes, "Once Hitler's Germany had been allowed to rerarm without active interference by the Allies a 2nd World War was almost certain." The record of appeasement and the march of events thru the years 1936, 37, 38, 39 are well documented as is the catastrophic result. In today's world of technology and nukes events move at rocket speed compared to early in the last century. In my view it is quite probable Iran already has shall we say embryonic nukes and they will be birthing sometime before Bush's term ends. The UN will be impotent, likewise Western Europe, Russia will at best be a kibitzer at worst in bed with Iran, leaving perhaps Eastern Europe, Isreal and Britain actively on the right side. "

Success" in Iraq is critical for many reasons including the global war brought by the Islamist fascists and as a key card in this grim game with Iran. Our president/commander-chief and our military are waging a courageous war against these Islamist terorists. They need the united, loyal support of Congress and the American people. Based on mid-year election results over the past decades it would be remarkable if Republicans retained control of Congress next week. If they do not the United States of America's conduct of this global war brought by the Islamist terrorists will be enormously compromised, increasing the risk to the American people.


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