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Old 12-30-2007, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: An Complete Waste of Steve Kaus's Appearance

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Iraq never had much of nuclear weapons program.
so what did Israel bomb in 1981? sand? Iraq was being closely watched and threatened by the US military. There was no way the sanctions against Iraq could have continued much longer back in 2002.

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The world is actually less safe because of Iraq, the debacle of which was a major recruiting tool for Al-Qaeada.
I dont see the evidence for that. Sure seems like there have been fewer terror attacks against western targets in the last few years than prior.

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Biden is (was) correct that Pakistan is the area in which we ought to be concentrating our anti-terror efforts. Not Iran. (Though perhaps Iran will become a real threat again.)
I still dont know what that means. "... We ( meaning the red state american military ) ought to concentrate anti terror efforts on Pakistan. ..." Targeted assassination? Capture and torture? or just endless meddling and pontificating by US Senators?

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The invasion is what was the problem. A containment approach with Iraq would have been much more wise and our military wouldn't be bogged down.
why contain the country when you said they never had a nuke program?

Iran had a nuke program. For that reason alone Saddam would have started one of his own. The problem with containment is it could not be sustained politically for much longer than 2002. How do you get the UN to go along with continued containment when Iran is not subject to containment?

Better to invade Iraq and then apply international pressure on Iran to discontinue the nuke program it had no justification for.

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