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Don't Let the "Congressional Impatience Caucus" Push us to War in Iran

RyanM Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 1:15 PM
Why in the hell should marines have to put their lives on the line for what a private business does? Caveat emptor, ever heard of it? Today, you will be happy to know that the forces over there are defending "our oil", but in a different way. This time they are guarding the transnationals and China, of all nations. It's their oil, Bondsman. One of the reasons the oil was nationalized was that these countries were receiving little in royalties. By the way, the shah also took over the oil industry in Iran later on. What you are defending is theft.

The manner in which talk of going to war with Iran is being bandied about this election cycle, might lead an observer to conclude such an act would have consequences no more serious than a family squabble over the Holiday dinner table. As Pat Buchanan noted in his column here at yesterday, some war advocates, such as David Rothkopf, suggest that a so-called “surgical strike” against Iranian nuclear facilities and its consequences, would last no longer than “a day or two at most” and would be without any “civilian casualties.”

It is this sort of naïve – bordering on childish...