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Would conquering Iran with an army be more effective than a popular, pro-western revolution that ousts its current leadership and reinstates a more modern-thinking state? I fear a policy of constant war and "shows of force" to project American policy when more subtle and supportive actions may accomplish more without the expectation of "blow-back". Imperialist actions, no matter what we call them, are seen for what they are and incite opposition by some who might otherwise welcome our encouragement. President Washington warned us to be friends to all just to keep us out of worldwide conflicts. It is not in our best interest - or the legitimate power of our government - to involve itself directly into the affairs of others