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A suggestion that was never made by any bi-partisan group

Reader comment on item: James Baker's Terrible Iraq Report
in response to reader comment: New Lipstick on a Very Old Piq. In this case, the old pig is James Baker III

Submitted by rick (United States), Dec 12, 2006 at 16:55

In 1978 - 1979 no one in the United States from either party had the intelligence to realize that Ayatoallah Khomeni should never have been allowed to reach Iran. He should never have left France alive. With this one assassination think of how history would change. Think of the thousands upon thousands of people saved.

First there was the bloodshed in Iran. The executions of anyone remotely close to the Shan. Kurds were murdered en mass at firing squad executions. Minorites who objected to heavy handed mullah rule were attacked by the Iranian army. The Bahais, one of the most peaceful people on earth who called Iran home, were decimated. How many women were raped by so called "revolutionary guards" out to teach "promisious" women a lesson?

Then there was the horrible eight year long Iran Iraq war. Upwards of a million dead.

A million.

All because of one man.

Would such "sages" as Baker and Hamilton let alone Bush or Kerry ever authorize such an assassination? Hardly. it isn't "cricket". Better to do nothing, watch hundreds of thousands suffer and die and then go to war yourself and be responsible for thousands of Americans dying as well.

The Middle East for now is really more "one bullet" campaigns than large scale wars. The Assads understand this as we have seen the Hariri and Gemayle assassinations. The bad guys do it regulary.

The elimination of the Saddams, the Ayatollahs the Assads, the Nasrallahs is beneficial for the region. Remove these people and there may be hope. Even if that hope doesn't materialize as expected, thousands who would die because of these despots will live.

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