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Is a Nuclear Deal With Iran Possible?

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 9:45 AM
1. I don't think the leaders in Iran give a d*mn about the Iranian people 2. I believe if they could wipe Israel off of the face of the earth with or without nukes they would do so even if it meant Iran would suffer the same fate. 3. I think those same leaders would praise the sacrifice made by the Iranian people who did not follow them to whatever other mid-east sanctuary would gratefully accept them. 4. I don't think it will take them nearly as long to produce subsequent nukes as it takes them to produce their first one. 5.Continued sanctions are the only other card we have to play but the rest of the world who have whatever the Iranian want must join us. 6. To them Islam trumps Iran.
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 11:35 AM
1. That is why we cannot bomb Iran in general. Most of the people from what we can tell, hate their oppressive government.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 12:06 PM
why we -shouldn't-,not why we "can't".
sorry,but the Iranian people have kept these madmen in power and command.They bear responsibility for their actions.Besides,there ARE a lot of Iranians who DO support the present regime.
In diplomacy, always leave your adversary an honorable avenue of retreat.

Fifty years ago this October, to resolve a Cuban missile crisis that had brought us to the brink of nuclear war, JFK did that.

He conveyed to Nikita Khrushchev, secretly, that if the Soviet Union pulled its nuclear missiles out of Cuba, the United States would soon after pull its Jupiter missiles out of Italy and Turkey.

Is the United States willing to allow Iran an honorable avenue of retreat, if it halts enrichment of uranium to 20 percent and permits intrusive inspections of all its nuclear facilities? Or are...