Published: Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
This will make it hard for the right to start a war there. Where next?
This editorial is thoughtful and well balanced. The nuclear issue, and issues
related to Israel, are the ones most likely to torpedo improvements in the US
relationship with Iran. If this new leader is willing to provide the full and
free inspections that would allow the world to be satisfied that Iran will not
seek nuclear weapons, and that its nuclear program truly will be used solely to
generate electricity, perhaps progress can be made.Tensions are
likely to remain over Israel, and those will not be solved quickly, if ever.I would hope that all Americans, wherever we reside in the political
spectrum, understand that war with Iran would be horrible for us and for Iran
and for the world. It is not something anyone in his or her right mind should
One Vote, where next, how about the left starting the war? Not Iran, well try
Syria. Don't think your side is any better when they have power, because
it's obvious they're not.
One terrorist out, another terrorist in.
The warmongers of the two main parties of the USA always appear to be in the
majority. they always vote for wars under whatever name they describe them at
the time. It is to be hoped that this man in Iran is more moderate.
The people are indeed divided on Westernization and have been for a long time
now. It is to be hoped that these people will be better represented than they,
and often we, have been in the past in their governmental institutions. The
insistence on the continued development of nuclear power as a condition of
better relations with the West is not comforting, whether it is made in an
effort to conciliate "hardliners" in Iran or not.Somehow
the prospect of witnessing hotheads and scoundrels in both hemispheres bringing
about accelerated slaughter and hatred between East and West seems almost
Wishfully thinking does not make it so. Once again we make assumptions about a
religion that we know very little about. There is no such thing as a moderate
Muslim. You are a Muslim or you are not. This is not Christianity nor Judaism.
There is no grey area and the religion is not subject to personal
interpretation. This is hard for Americans to accept. Our Culture allows all
kinds of ideas and discussions. If you are a Muslim-there is only the way of
Allah. The West is a land of infidels-we are not friends. Read the Koran. If
you have not read the Koran then you truly do not know the way of the Iman.
If Muslims are all the same, then why does the US have perfectly peaceful
relations with some countries with high Islamic populations? Why are US cities
with many Muslims no more violent than others? And wouldn't it be silly to
hear a Muslim declare that there Is "no such thing as a moderate"
Christian or Jew? Has twells ever MET a Muslim? If so, did he feel threatened?
No new wars. Last administration started two Trillion dollar boots on the ground
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