The Pankian Metaphor 3106
Yes. Smarter leaders don't arrange matters that give their opposition no choice but to attack when their opposition is more powerful and and is able to defeat you.
At least that is how sane politicians would think. Iran doesn't appear to have a leadership that is quite sane. His actions and speeches appear that he thinks that the US is weak and has no spine. His learned this lesson during Carter's administration and seems to buttume that nothing has changed here. That is because the Democrats are doing such a good job of reinforcing this belief. The meat of all their speeches still pretend that 9-11 doesn't happen.
Listen to them and notice the structure of the verbiage. The very first paragraph talks about 9-11. Then there is a huge leap of logic because the rest of a speech sounds like this even never happened. What they are doing is getting the listener to first accept that the speaker is addressing 9-11 problems. Then the rest of the speech is about doing stuff that completely contradicts the acceptance. However, by the time the listener hears this contradiction, he is already primed to accept that the main speech does apply to working on this danger. It does not.
The Pankian Metaphor 3111
The US requirement for machine readable pbuttports originally came into effect on 1 October 2003, but was postponed for some countries. It had appled to Belgium since...
I object to your use of this word "right'. People are starting to use this word whenever they need a wrong idea to be swallowed without thinking. The meaning of this word is being abused. People use this word as a sop whenever they misbehave. For instance, people are using this word to justify their poor taste in public political protest while a ceremony is going on. These same people just pick some random ceremony and shout their nonsense at the grieving people.
Now to answer your question:
Sure. I think it would be foolish and self-destructive but anybody can attack and start a war.
Sigh! This wasn't about removing Saddam only. It is about trying to get a mindset changed. Iraq is the second step.
Only from hindsight. And nobody still is asking where the weapons that were known to exist went. This isn't a game where the data of existence was edited and deleted. This was stuff that was manufactured and maintained and in arsenals.
This isn't collateral; why are you using war terms when it doesn't apply? The US isn't planting Iraq any more.
Sure sounds like it if you listen to only the major news media and the Democrat leadership. Kerry and Kennedy are still talking about hitting reset and going back to Afghanistan and repeat that war. These people are completely insane. That rhetoric didn't get Kerry elected when he spouted this nonsense in 2004 and they think it is still a good plank. BAH
The Pankian Metaphor 3107
BAH, we already had loads of data- so much we couldn't analyze it to pick up on the...