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Old 09-14-2012, 06:59 AM   #48
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Absolutely not.

Presuming Iran wants the bomb (I would too if I ran Iran, just so I would not be threatened with an attack), and if sanctions do nothing to dissuade them, then we simply are incapable of preventing Iran from getting a nuke without a full-blown land invasion and national occupation lasting for at least well over a decade.

That would be an extremely foolish plan, aside from the fact that we simply can not afford it.
Not true. At a minimum, we can set them back for years without full blown land invasion. Even BRC's biased report admitted that much.

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I hate to break it to you but there was never, ever any chance of success in the way you envision it. (not just military, but a cultural success where Iraq becomes this thriving happy westernized democratic ally)

That "blood and treasure" was wasted as soon as Bush and co. decided to attack Iraq for really no good reason whatsoever.
LOL You believed Harry Reid when he said the war was lost, didn't you?
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